By Jacques Maritain
Art and Scholasticism is Jacques Maritain’s vintage argument for an aim view of either artwork and the artist. Maritain offers a robust dissenting point of view at the lazy, self-flattering creative assumptions of the prior centuries. For this re-creation, Brian Barbour’s advent supplies a desirable precis of Maritain’s philosophical heritage, his conversion to Catholicism and paintings in Thomistic notion, and the significance of Art and Scholasticism in realizing aesthetics—be it in poetry, portray, track, or literature. Art and Scholasticism is a must-read for enthusiasts of artwork and knowledge alike. See our different books at www.clunymedia.com!
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Shelter well your virtue. . " But if this analogy invests the artist with a unique nobility, and explains the admiration he enjoys among men, it runs the risk of leading him pitiably astray and of having him place his treasure and his heart in a phantom, ubi aerugo et tinea demolitur. The Prudent Man as such, on the other hand, judging as he does all things under the angle of morality and in relation to the good of man, is absolutely ignorant of all that pertains to art. He can, no doubt, and he must, judge the work of art insofar as it concerns morality:  he has no right to judge it as a work of art.
The explanation is that to learn is the greatest of pleasures not only for philosophers but also for other men . " -- when Aristotle wrote these words, he enunciated a specific condition imposed on the fine arts, a condition grasped from their earliest origin. But Aristotle is to be understood here in the most formal sense. If, following his usual method, the Philosopher goes straight to the primitive case, it would be an utter mistake for us to stop there and always to limit the word "imitation" to its everyday meaning of exact reproduction or representation of a given reality.
The art which germinates and grows in Christian man can admit of an infinity of them. But these forms of art will all have a family likeness, and all of them will differ substantially from non-Christian forms of art; as the flora of the mountains differs from the flora of the plains.  But the liturgy is not entirely immutable, it suffers the passage of time; eternity rejuvenates itself in it. And the Maronite or Pravoslav liturgy is not the Roman liturgy: there are many mansions in Heaven.
Art and Scholasticism by Jacques Maritain