Ordinary Sensibilia

Barbara Formis

Abstract


In this paper, I propose some philosophical reflections arising from the encounter with a work of art, namely the Squatting Aphrodite, which is one of the Roman copies that is held in the same room as the Venus de Milo in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. From the description of this artwork and the effect it has on the spectator, I draw three main consequences: the conceptual difference between ordinary sensibility and everyday aesthetics; the criticism of aesthetic conformity, and the political implications of adopting an ordinary perspective towards aesthetic experience.

 

Keywords


Ordinary; Body; Greek Sculpture; Performance; Everyday Aesthetics

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5866484

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