ISBN 9780140446425,What Is Art?

What Is Art?

Author:

Leo

,

Tolstoy

Publisher:

Penguin Books

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ISBN 9780140446425
Publisher

Penguin Books

Publication Year 1996
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780140446425

ISBN-10 0140446427
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 201 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

oclastic, this powerfully influential work both criticizes the elitist nature of art in nineteenth-century Western society, and rejects the idea that its sole purpose should be the creation of beauty. The works of Dante, Michelangelo, Shakespeare, Beethoven, Baudelaire and Wagner are all vigorously condemned, as Tolstoy explores what he believes to be the spiritual role of the artist - arguing that true art must work with religion and science as a force for the advancement of mankind.
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