Aesthetic Contemplation

Some articles on aesthetic contemplation:

Arthur Schopenhauer - Thought - Art and Aesthetics
... A temporary way to escape this pain is through aesthetic contemplation (a method comparable to Zapffe's "Sublimation") ... Aesthetic contemplation allows one to escape this pain—albeit temporarily—because it stops one perceiving the world as mere presentation ... Art is the practical consequence of this brief aesthetic contemplation as it attempts to depict one's immersion with the world, thus tries to depict the essence/pure ideas of the world ...

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    The main reason why men and women make different aesthetic judgments is the fact that the latter, generally incapable of abstraction, only admire what meets their complete approval.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)