Sublime Art is Edmund Burke's 18th-century theory that defines art as that which alludes to an immeasurable greatness beyond comprehension.
Edmund Burke introduced the theory of sublime art in his 1757 work, "A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful." He described the sublime as an artistic quality that evokes the most powerful emotions the human mind can experience, stating that anything associated with fear or terror, or anything that operates in a way similar to fear, can create a sense of the sublime.
In art, the sublime is evident in J.M.W. Turner's turbulent sea scenes and mountain vistas, as well as in Henry Fuseli's dramatic historical paintings. This idea that art can legitimately evoke unsettling or disturbing emotions played a significant role in Romantic art and remains a fundamental aspect of art to this day.
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En el paisaje interior by Tomás Sánchez
In conversation, Cuban painter Tomás Sánchez illuminates the spiritual underpinnings and sustainable production of his debut timed release.
Marina Perez Simão
Marina Perez Simão (she/her) was born in 1980 in Vitoria, Brazil. She lives and works in São Paulo.
Daniel Crews-Chubb (he/him) was born in 1984 in Northampton, United Kingdom. He currently lives and works in London.
Ourselves Scattered Parts Of Earth
Haloed by the setting sun, Caleb Hahne Quintana’s subject emerges from lithographic waves.Each print has been uniquely hand-finished by the artist in gouache – adding washes of texture to the figure’s dappled T-shirt. Hahne Quintana finds the sublime in the mundane. He transforms everyday scenes into moments of reverence filled with deep hues and soft light.
The Last Evening
Paco Pomet’s work is imbued with both melancholy and romanticism through his consideration of the sublime.Pomet deems the scene in The Last Evening as, “a haunting scenario where the changes in light conditions are filled with threatening intentions.”
Conrad Jon Godly is a contemporary Romantic whose nature paintings embody the sublime. Nevertheless #9 exemplifies the artist's gravitation to mountainous landscapes and his signature thick, gestural brushstrokes.
Conrad Jon Godly is a contemporary Romantic whose nature paintings embody the sublime. Nevertheless #16 exemplifies the artist's gravitation to mountainous landscapes and his signature thick, gestural brushstrokes.
Conrad Jon Godly is a contemporary Romantic whose nature paintings embody the sublime. Nevertheless #20 exemplifies the artist's gravitation to mountainous landscapes and his signature thick, gestural brushstrokes.
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