The Origins of Art Criticism

FROM DENIS DIDEROT TO THÉOPHILE GAUTIER The Origins of Art Criticism: 1750-1850 According to Théophile Gautier, writing in 1854, “In his immortal Salons, Diderot founded the criticism of painting.” Indeed Gautier modeled his method of discussing...

Schiller: Naive and Sentimental Poetry

Art and Nature Schiller’s “Naïve and Sentimental Poetry” On the Aesthetic Education of Man was written as a series of letters to the Duke of Augustenburg and was published in 1795 and 1801, and published just before “Naïve and Sentimental Poetry,” also written in...

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