IS THERE A METAPHYSICAL AESTHETIC IN PHOTOGRAPHY?
I think so. Of course we should first need to define what is Aesthetic… and what is Metaphysic. To define it in the simplest possible way (for me), I’ll say that the “beauty” as concept is what we could call an archetype, a concept which “is” and does not change or evolve in time.
In this way, the “beauty” is, independently of our ability to perceive it not not. Now, when something, an object, as a photography becomes the “support” of this archetype, I would say “emanate” the beauty, then this object becomes “beautiful”. This would be the metaphysical aesthetic. (We shall return to the “metaphysics” definition later, in another post). This would be ART.
Of course there are other possible conceptions, as the personal conception of the beauty. In this way, a photography is beautiful if one considers it beautiful. So the same object can be beautiful foe a person.. and not for another one. This personal conception of the beauty depends of the opinion.
The other one, the archetypal – o metaphysical – conception, does not change when changes the opinion. It is…. even if we cannot always recognize it.
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