| Aesthetics Resources
Æ - Journal of the Canadian Society for Aesthetics
The bilingual electronic journal of the Canadian
Society for Aesthetics. Updated rather sporadically, but contains
some first rate articles that you may find useful in writing your essays.
American Society for Aesthetics: Aesthetics On-line
Web site of the American Society for Aesthetics. Only
some content is available to non-members, but the Ideas section contains some essays that may be of interest to students in
Society for Aesthetics
Web site of the Canadian Society for Aesthetics. Content
is mainly related to Society business (memberships, conferences, etc.),
but may be of interest to students who want to know more about the status
of aesthetics in Canadian colleges and universities.
| Library Resources (U of S)
The Philosophers Index
via U of S Library (access restricted to U of S users)
single resource for finding journal articles in philosophy. Listings
relevant to aesthetics are somewhat limited, but articles from the main
journals in the field are included back to 1940.
The British Journal of Aesthetics
via U of
S Library Ejournals (access restricted to U of S users)
Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism
via U of S Library Ejournals (access restricted to U of S users)
| Artists and Artworks
symbol signifies content that may be offensive and/or disturbing. Access at
your own risk.
Artists, Art Works and Museums Mentioned in Freeland
a commercial/promo site--images from Athey's performances are rather
small and low-resolution. Flash
Player required throughout.
Chartres, Cathedral of Notre-Dame
provides a nice overview of elevation views and the floor plan. For
more detailed views of the portals and statuary, see Chartres,
France (Mary Ann Sullivan, Bluffton University).
created by Through the Flower, "a 501c3 non-profit arts organization
whose mission is to create a cultural legacy built upon the vision embodied
in the work of Judy Chicago through education, exhibition and preservation."
Scroll to the galleries for The
Dinner Party (1979).
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
The images of the artworks are quite good and quite extensive.
Also of interest: The 'Frequent
Questions' and 'Common
Errors' pages, wherein Chirsto and Jeanne-Claude explain and address
misconceptions about their work with, I think, charming ingenuousness.
A commercial/promo site of the sort you'd expect from
a rock act. Rather difficult to navigate: Start here.
by Francisco de Goya (1746-1828)
Davison Arts Center, Wesleyan University
"Fighting discrimination with facts, humor, and
A fan site, useful mainly for its links page
A more extensive selection of photographs of Hirst's work can be found
in the Damien
Hirst Archive at White
Cube (FlashPlayer required).
"The official web site"
The Louvre Museum
A version of the 'virtual tour' described by Freeland
starts here (Quicktime VR plugin required). Click inside any of the images displayed on the
screen, then move your mouse to navigate through pictorial space; use
Shift and Ctrl keys to zoom in and out. It really is pretty cool. For
about ten minutes. Ultimately, however, the virtual tour becomes frustrating
and disappointing, at least in my experience, since image quality degrades
radically the more closely you approach what you are presumably there
to see, namely, the artworks.
Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
information about and some works by Mapplethorpe. Of special interest
(but easy to miss): The Online
Text (mostly) in German. The 'Malerei' include photographs
that portray some of the tamer aspects of Nitsch's work. Still, these
are not for the squeamish. (Yes, that's real
The full flavour of a Nitsch performance can be seen in the online archives
in Prinzendorf (Austria), 1998 [click on "Entrance" to
begin -- [origo]
An interesting and well-informed essay on the aims and methods of Nitsch's
Man: The Ritual Art of Hermann Nitsch (Eugene Gorny, Zhurnal.ru).
(from the collection of the National Museums, Liverpool)
nail fetish scultpure is presented here,
in extraordinary detail. You'll notice that it is for sale, likely to
an individual collector (as opposed to a museum or, heaven forfend,
a community that might use it for its original purpose) and it is not
Georgia O'Keefe Museum
A nice site, in some ways, but mainly focused on the
operation of the museum. Only a few works by O'Keefe are reproduced
from the permanent collection, and those rather poorly.
By contrast Georgia
O'Keefe @ CGFAZ is a much cheesier site, but it includes some good
images of her less well-known iris painting from the 1920s. Some other
high-quality images of her work are available at the (U.S.) National
Gallery of Art web site.
A (rather cheesily realized) gallery presenting aparently
random selections from Serrano's work. More
Serrano here, including some selections from the notorious History
of Sex series (1995-6).
And here is Serrano's, in my view rather blasé, explanation of
why we shouldn't consider the History of Sex mere pornography: Andres
Serrano: artists portrait, brief biography and art [the-artists.org].
Of course, Serrano's most notorious work is probably Piss
Cindy Sherman: Photographer, Model, Director, Actor ...
A nicely designed fan site.
Images from the Untitled Film Stills series can be found at the MoMA
exhibition site Cindy
Sherman:The Complete Untitled Film Stills from 1997.
van Gough: Irises
Many other works by Van Gough can be seen at the Vincent
van Gough Gallery.
For some decent photographs of the formal gardens, click
on "Discovering the places," then click on "Le Parc"
in the "Plan du domaine."
Andy Warhol Museum
mainly an advertising tool for the museum. Only a very few images of
Warhol's works are included. A more extensive collection of images of
Warhol's paintings and silkscreens can be found at The
Andy Warhol Homepage.
Students interested in the role of art market may wish to have a look
at one of its more powerful players: The
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts (click on 'authentication
procedures' to get a sense of what's at stake in being able to sell
an 'authentic' Warhol).
One version of Warhol's famous Brillo boxes can be found in the National
Gallery of Canada.
University of Saskatchewan
Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto
draw your attention in particular to Geoffery Payzant's What
Does He Want?. It may have been written before you were born, but
more things than you might imagine haven't really changed since 1979.
How to Write a Philosophy Paper
Peter Horban, Simon Fraser University
erraticimpact Philosophy Research Base
Cynthia Freeland's Web Space
University of Houston
dig down a few layers, you can find a useful collection of links relating
to artworks mentioned in But
is it art?, similar to the list above. Also on display: Freeland's
interest in 'negative
aesthetic' experience (horror, disgust, revulsion, etc.), in particular,
excerpts from her book The
Naked and the Undead (1999) and her Durian
University of Saskatchewan
not? There's not all that much to find here that is relevant to aesthetics,
but he is, after all, the editor of our textbook.
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