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By Dr Colin Lyas

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Secondly, some seem struck by the fact that we cannot always say whether a response is aesthetic. Being startled by a rustling in the grass seems clearly not to be aesthetic, whereas being stirred 18 WHICH ATTRACTIONS ARE AESTHETIC? by the colours of a picture clearly is. But then I find myself stirred by the tilt of a retroussé nose. Is that aesthetic, too? My heart moves when I see eagles soar. Is that an aesthetic response? I am elated by the try scored by the Barbarians in 1973. Is that aesthetic?

Moreover, the way in which painters can control every last detail to achieve a particular effect, is part of the contemplative pleasure. Photographers do not have this control. The fly that happens, to humorous effect, to land on a nose as a photograph is taken is a grace of fate rather than art. As Croce put it, the element of nature is not subdued in photography as it is in the greatest of art. To this conclusion, generations of students, for whom the epitome of the pictorial is the photograph and the film, have objected strenuously.

I call That piece a wonder, now: Frà Pandolf’s hands Worked busily a day, and there she stands. Note the strength of the language used. The thing is called “a 37 NATURE’S MIRROR: IMITATION, REPRESENTATION & IMAGINATION wonder”. People, indeed, stand in amazement before representations. Something powerful is going on here. Interest in representation is as ubiquitous as our involvement with the aesthetic. Pictures are bought in Woolworth’s because representation appeals. The waterfront portraitist at Key West trades on a fascination with representation.

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