The Cry of Beauty: Ethics and Aesthetics in a Contemporary Art Context

By Barbara Ann Dover and Robyn Glade-Wright.

Published by The International Journal of Arts Theory and History

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This paper examines the idea that beauty, aesthetics, moral principles and ethics in contemporary art are inextricably bound together. It considers the work of two contemporary artists whose practice conflates ideas of beauty and aesthetics with morals and ethics in their considerations of questions of the impact of human agency on the natural world.

Keywords: Aesthetics, Ethics, Beauty, Contemporary Art

The International Journal of Arts Theory and History, Volume 11, Issue 1, March, 2016, pp.23-32. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: October 8, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 510.666KB)).

Dr. Barbara Ann Dover

PhD Advisor, College of Arts, Society and Education, Division of Tropical Environments and Societies, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Dr. Robyn Glade-Wright

Senior Lecturer, College of Arts, Society and Education, Division of Tropical Environments and Societies, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia