The Appeal of Art in Modernity

@inproceedings{Symonds2019TheAO,
  title={The Appeal of Art in Modernity},
  author={M. Symonds},
  year={2019}
}
what art is, it begins with the question of art’s appeal in modernity. Why is the appellation ‘art’ so desired for movies, food, and fashion, for example? Why is there the assumption of esteem when someone calls themselves an ‘artist’? On the other hand, why is modern art so often seen as, at best, difficult and, at worst, not, in fact, art? Engaging with a broad range of theory, the author draws on the thought of Max Weber to offer an account of art’s widespread appeal in terms of its… Expand

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