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Ethosoficzne przesłanki estetyki Bogusława Jasinskiego
Ehtosophical Reasons of Boguslaw Jasinski's Aesthetics

Author(s): MagdaLena Strzałkowska
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Gdańsku
Keywords: ethosophy; ethos; aesthetics; Boguslaw Jasinski; creative process

Summary/Abstract: The concept of Boguslaw Jasinski's aesthetics is an attempt to create a new theoretical space for examining the sense and the aims of activities in the field of art. The starting point is a negation of the very notion of art and an art object. The ending point is the experience of the mystery of existence. The obstacle on the way is traditional aesthetics (beauty, form, content, aesthetic experience, creativeness, re-creation). All that together makes up a metasphere of existence which is a dense matter of life that covers up the existence itself, that is deceptive and unauthentic. The theoretical background of aesthetics is the concept of ethosophy. Its central categories are ethos and existence that is the ethos of existence. The existence is a primary fact for philosophy, it is obvious and undeniable. There exists only what there exists. Ethos is, however, a place which we take up in the whole of existence, in contrast to life, in which we find ourselves in the constant search for our own place. An artistic creation is a tool which allows us to grasp the wisdom coming from the very existence. It demolishes the traditional structure of aesthetics and the global System and points out a new area of human activity, in a frame for a new social structure where creation can be freely carried out. Creation has no material effect and does not function as a product. It is a process, it is constantly becoming. It is realised in the particular way of living. The artist makes art without consciousness or hyperconsciousness of being an artist. Jasinski postulates creating enclaves - small communities organised in their own way and self-sufficient, which are free from unwelcome influences from the outside world. Creativity is here a way of self-fulfillment, without the need to communicate anything to anybody outside. In the ethosofical project the only matter for creation is the very personality of an individual.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 26-32
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Polish