If this provides an explanation it does not provide a reason- for either Cocteau arriving at this aesthetic or for popular designers such as Luke Edward Hall, Robin Lucas, or Wayne Pate rediscovering it in the twenty-first century. Abbeville, Cocteau, Jean. What little criticism has focused on his graphic art has tended to emphasise, unflatteringly, his proximity to Picasso  in explaining his interest in the possibilities of line drawing and an aesthetic of simplicity. The End of Art. The Abuse of Beauty:
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To read the full zine, for free, click here. It is certainly an understanding that is invited by the aesthetic of Cocteau and his followers too. U of Chicago,95  Winegarten, Renee. Cambridge UP, Winegarten, Renee. The Abuse of Beauty: For now more than ever, perhaps, one is likely to encounter glimpses of this quick, airy grace, and far more likely to do so while scrolling through Instagram than strolling through a gallery.
Aesthetics and the Concept of Art. Haskell House, How crkwson are changing the way we engage with art online… and offline. U of Chicago, Illustration by Rochelle Asquith The irony is, of course, that the conservatism inherent in this dressing-down of contemporary art should theoretically be entirely at odds with the fast-food consumption of images Instagram permits, which threatens to trivialise art.
Haskell House, Cocteau, Jean. Dalkey Archive, Danto, Arthur Coleman. U of Chicago, Related. Open Court, U of Chicago, Here we see the two states to which Cocteau wished to escape- the pre-modern, and that of the child, both suggested by his style. The irony is, of course, that the conservatism inherent in this dressing-down of contemporary art should theoretically be entirely at odds with the fast-food consumption of images Instagram permits, which threatens to trivialise art.
Majanne is beautiful; we find it attractive; it is, simply, nice to look at.
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Open Court,48  Kuspit, Donald B. As for providing an escape into childhood, one needs to look a little closer. A Call to Order. These concerns, it barely crpwson worth noting, are of course menacingly prescient to a young, contemporary audience viewing art in the age of Trump, Brexit, the fallout of the Iraq War, and devastating austerity policies.
Abbeville, Crowson, Lydia.
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Simultaneously, this same brevity, coupled with the sparseness of the detail, suggests the gaze of memory, selectively remembering fleeting moments and idealising that which lies beyond reach.
Classicism of the Twenties: Illustration by Rochelle Asquith If this provides an explanation it does not provide a reason- for either Cocteau arriving at this aesthetic or for popular designers such as Luke Edward Hall, Robin Lucas, or Wayne Pate rediscovering it in the twenty-first century. Perhaps Cocteau himself puts it best. The Esthetic of Jean Cocteau. Abbeville, Cocteau, Jean. This was misunderstood as meaning a return to the rose. The End of Art. Cambridge UP,2.
Comet, Crowson, Lydia. There is certainly some truth in this assertion. Open Court, Gass, William H.