After the Beautiful: Hegel and the Philosophy of Pictorial Modernism

2014.08.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Robert B. Pippin, After the Beautiful: Hegel and the Philosophy of Pictorial Modernism, University of Chicago Press, 2014,
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2014.08.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Robert B. Pippin, After the Beautiful: Hegel and the Philosophy of Pictorial Modernism, University of Chicago Press, 2014, 159pp., $30.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780226079493. Reviewed by Ingvild Torsen, University of Oslo The cover of this book is a detail from one of Cézanne's Bathers (he painted this motif several times), a painting that raises several of the questions Robert Pippin asks: What is this painting of or about, since the bodies look more like heavy, opaque matter than embodied agents doing anything, like swimming by the river bank? Why would Cézanne paint what could be such a beautiful, picturesque scene this way? And what would the answers to these questions say about Cézanne and his time? Pippin's aim is to show how Hegel can provide a way to start formulating interesting answers to these questions and how Hegel can do so precisely because he offers a framework in which the aesthetic, the historical,. . .

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