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The electronic version of Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics is available at: www.ceeol.com

1/2008

XLV (New Series: I)
Issued: 15th May 2008
Biannual
Founded: 1964
Re-established as an international journal: 2008
ISSN: 0014 –1291
Language: English, German

„Das Lebendige ist schön“. Bemerkungen zu Hegels Kunstauffassung

http://aesthetics.ff.cuni.cz/archive/203/das-lebendige-ist-schoen-bemerkungen-zu-hegels-kunstauffassung

 

‘Das Lebendige ist schön’: Remarks on Hegel’s Conception of Art
The true importance of the role of the interpretation of art in Hegel’s later thinking is understandable only now, after the publication of the almost original version of the lectures on aesthetics. This article aims to highlight a usually neglected reading of Hegelian aesthetics, namely its Vergangenheitscharakter. The starting point for this is a thesis of Hegel’s: ‘What is alive is beautiful, in so far as the soul becomes apparent in it.’It is ‘not yet sufficient’, yet it is true that in its endless approximation to a spiritually real ‘doubling of the Idea’it aims at something indefinite, or, rather, we are, with a work of art, in an unreal place or in a place where things are continuously changeable. The work of art entered into a time of art and history, which requires interpretation, whereby the ever- ‘changeable appearance of the Beautiful’ is manifested in the work of art itself. Its being alive accepts being threatened only by its conceptual/illusory appearance.