Thursday, July 25, 2013

Why Beauty Matters

Here is a great video by Philosopher Roger Scruton. Here is the description from the website:

Philosopher Roger Scruton presents a provocative essay on the importance of beauty in the arts and in our lives.

In the 20th century, Scruton argues, art, architecture and music turned their backs on beauty, making a cult of ugliness and leading us into a spiritual desert.

Using the thoughts of philosophers from Plato to Kant, and by talking to artists Michael Craig-Martin and Alexander Stoddart, Scruton analyses where art went wrong and presents his own impassioned case for restoring beauty to its traditional position at the center of our civilization.

The Banishment of Beauty presented by Scott Burdick

This is the presentation Scott Burdick made in Laguna Beach for American Artist's "Weekend With the Masters" event. It deals with the issues as he sees them between traditional and "modern" art.