Intellectual dimension of kitsch. Wisdom and stupidity. Art and kitsch Cover Image

Intelektualny wymiar kiczu. Mądrość i głupota. Sztuka i kicz
Intellectual dimension of kitsch. Wisdom and stupidity. Art and kitsch

Author(s): Andrzej Tarnopolski
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Aesthetics
Published by: Uniwersytet Humanistyczno-Przyrodniczy im. Jana Długosza w Częstochowie
Keywords: wisdom; stupidity; art; kitsch; degree of freedom;

Summary/Abstract: The article describes the problem of relations that exist between wisdom and foolishness, and between art and kitsch. The author argues that stupidity is the result of a lack of harmony between the virtues responsible for the attitude that we call wisdom. In this meaning stupidity limits radical human rationality. So the same is with kitsch. It is the result of a lack of harmony between the principles of aesthetic forming a work of art. In this connection it is also a kind of degree of freedom blended with the artistic activity. It allows us to accept these works of art that are not perfect.

  • Issue Year: XIV/2017
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 215-227
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish