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Miserere. Aesthetics of Terror

Antonio Incampo

Avant (Toruń), 01 October 2011, Vol.2(2/2011), pp.111-118 [Rivista Peer Reviewed]

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  • Titolo:
    Miserere. Aesthetics of Terror
  • Autore: Antonio Incampo
  • Descrizione: I say: “Oh, what a beautiful surrealist picture!” With quite precise awareness: this páthos, these emotions of mine do not stem from our common sense. An aesthetic judgment is founded on an immediate subjective intuition: an emotion or a free feeling of a single subject towards an object. A universal sense, possibly. Some judgments of ours in ethics and in law are no different from our perceptions in front of art. It would be the same for a hypothetical sentence of the judge that concluded with these words: “I acquit Arsenio Lupin because of his magnificent handlebar moustache like that of Guy de Maupassant”. Everyone would think intuitively that it is an unfair sentence. Is there aesthetics of terror? The case that the article intends to examine is that of the famous kidnapping and murder of the Italian statesman Aldo Moro by the “Brigate Rosse” [Red Brigades] (1978). The method used here consists in studying the image of the kidnapping as iconic documentation of reality, and,...
  • Fa parte di: Avant (Toruń), 01 October 2011, Vol.2(2/2011), pp.111-118
  • Soggetti: Aesthetic ; Law ; Miserere ; Pathos ; Terror ; Moro Aldo ; Rouault Georges ; Sciences (General) ; Philosophy ; Law
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • Identificativo: ISSN: 2082-7598 ; E-ISSN: 2082-6710
  • Fonte: Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

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