19 jul. 2007

We need a theory of aesthetic pain.

4 comentarios:

Joannie dijo...

When you cry in real life, your eyes get all red and your face turns blotchy and your nose runs. When you cry in art (some art; think: movies), you're just beautiful and sad. In a poem, do you want pain to be lovely or fierce? Can you balance both at the same time?

John dijo...

Aesthetic pain is sociological.

People who say of, for instance, rap, "That's not music," are right -- for themselves.

I have the best taste in the world. There ain't nobody with better.

John dijo...

There's also the pain of embarrassment, when the auditor believes the artist to be thinking too highly of his or her own knowledge or skills.

Nada dijo...

See Artaud.