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Another book to do with Adorno I'm looking forward to read,
This review is from: Aesthetic Theory (Continuum Impacts) (Continuum Impacts) (Paperback)
Does art help you to transcend suffering or does it transmute suffering or both? Well, firstly, art need not have anything to do with suffering at all but can, as Kant thinks, be an experience of pure pleasure.
If art helps you to transcend suffering then this a good thing. Escapism can be excellent. The question is what is good escapism? Good escapism takes you to a better, more lovely reality.
If it transmutes suffering then suffering has no victory at all.
But, please, let us not get too bogged down with art. Too much attention is given to art in aesthetics to the detriment of the beauty of everyday life.
The artist gets her main inspiration from daily life where she lives. To beautify the simple world that inspires even the greatest art must be the priority.