Question about Beauty - Allen Stairs responds

Are all beautiful paintings good paintings? Response from: Allen Stairs It's an interesting question. An obvious preliminary: whether or not all beautiful paintings are good, not all good
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Are all beautiful paintings good paintings? Response from: Allen Stairs It's an interesting question. An obvious preliminary: whether or not all beautiful paintings are good, not all good paintings are beautiful. "Beauty" is sometimes quite beside the point in judging that a painting is good. But your question was about the converse implication.Here's one sort of problem case. Suppose I see a painting that strikes me both as beautiful and as a genuinely good painting. I then find out that it's completely and totally unoriginal. It's slavishly derived from another painting. The extreme case might be a forgery, but highly derivative works raise the same sort of problem. The original might be both beautiful and a good painting; the derivative work might be every bit as visually beautiful as the original, and it might have taken enormous skill to create. It might be a good copy; it might even be a good forgery. Whether we want to say that it's a good painting is not as clear. We might. . .

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