Pictures and beauty

Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 97 (2):177–194 (1997)
What reasons are there to value pictures? I consider one: that pictures enable us to judge, and more than that to savour, the beauty (if any) of the objects they depict. I clarify and defend this claim, tentatively explore what might explain it, consider how far it might generalize beyond beauty to other features of aesthetic interest, and assess its importance for the aesthetics of pictures.
Keywords Pictures, value of  Painting  Beauty
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DOI 10.1111/1467-9264.00012
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