Creation: The Art of Art

pondersprudently
pondersprudently
Mar 6, 2008, 10:09 AM |
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If art just performs the act required to make a possible object actual, adequately to our cognition of that object, then it is mechanical art; but if what it intends directly is to arouse the feeling of pleasure, then it is called aesthetic art.  Aesthetic art is either agreeable or fine art.  It is agreeable if its purpose is that the pleasure should accompany presentations that are mere sensations; it is fine art if its purposes is that the pleasure should accompany presentations that are ways of cognizing. 

I think the same can be said of a well played chess game.  How else can this be said?  Stuart?