Phenomenon of Aesthetics

Alina Isaeva
The affect of admiration. Perhaps this is the best way to describe the emphatic impulse that arises when looking at a recognized masterpiece.

But what constitutes the triumph of talent? Is it the flawless execution of a brilliant idea, or rather, the unique expression of an innovative thought?

The phenomenon of beauty has been explored in the realms of philosophy and psychology, as well as in artistic practice. If a collection of world heritage masterpieces is an undeniable panopticon of the beautiful, is there also room for lesser-known artifacts? Our understanding of beauty naturally stems from our personal aesthetic experience, shaped by our intellectual and spiritual development. Therefore, contemplating the beauty of an observed opus is a matter of the observer’s taste.

The renown of certain masterpieces is largely due to the widespread assertion of their undeniable beauty, which forms a stable part of the global aesthetic capital. However, the practice of subjective observation of other artistic creations allows us to build an intrinsic collection of masterpieces that articulate our own philosophy of the beautiful.

The material world of art is paradoxically vast, and the process of understanding it inevitably involves the discovery of sacred masterpieces, whose genius becomes apparent only through your direct perception of the exhibits.

"Who are the judges?" You are.