Harmes, Barbara (2012) The body in the dock: the aestheticism of Oscar Wilde. In: The British World: Religion, Memory, Society, Culture, 2-5 July 2012, Toowoomba, Australia.
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Aesthetics is a complex notion that could be most simply described as 'the religion of beauty', in which art has no purpose but to be exquisite. One of the more significant symbols was the lily – an object of precious loveliness, to be contemplated, but having no useful function. Integral to the aesthetic experience, then, is the notion that art is alienated from normal social life.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||aestheticism; public opinion; moral standards|
|Depositing User:||Dr Barbara Harmes|
|Date Deposited:||04 Oct 2012 02:04|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2013 01:30|
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