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Orange is the new aesthetic

  • Anjan Chatterjee (a1)


The Distancing-Embracing model proposes that negative emotions are constitutive of aesthetic experiences. This move is welcome and adds depth to empirical aesthetics. However, the model's emphasis on temporality challenges how best to think of static art forms. I suggest that “decisive” and “distilled” moments dilate time in the viewer's mind and might allow the model to accommodate photography and painting.



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Orange is the new aesthetic

  • Anjan Chatterjee (a1)


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