|Readings in the History of Ăsthetics: An Open-Source Reader; Ver. 0.11|
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Explain what Hegel means when he writes about Classic Art, that each god "floats in a just medium between pure generality and simple particularity." How is this characteristic related to beauty in Classic Art, according to Hegel?
Why does Hegel believe that the content of Romantic Art consists in the history of Christ and of all those in which "the Divine Spirit becomes ever present" and not believe that the content of Romantic Art consists in the history of Buddha and of all those in which enlightenment is achieved?
Explain as clearly as possible the stages of the progress of art from the Symbolic through the Classic and terminating in the Romantic. What is the basis of the transcendence or progress to a higher stage in each case. For each kind of art, what are the defects and what are the successes Hegel essays?
Explain how, according to Hegel, nature is related to art. In what ways are the science of art and the science of nature similar for Hegel?