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explain theory of art by plato.?

1.art and illusion.

2.the appeal of art and peotry.

3.the effects of peotry and drama.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I don't quite remember verbatum (it's been a long time since I read it.) But I think that his outlook was that anything other than religious inspired art was false... and that in an artist copying the work of God as in the real actual object, he was steps removed from the actual beaut in said object and therefore steps removed from intelligence and understanding of what that object is and therefore lacked a relation to it, by his perception and copying of it.

    I think that's right... but like I said, It's been a LONG time!

    I wonder what He would have thought of the cubists and the surrealists and James Joyces take on art and litrature?

    Interesting concept

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Added to the fine response above, you should consider the image of the divided line at the end of the sixth book in the Republic. It is an image of the imitative quality of reality. The top half of the divided line stands for the intelligible and knowable, and the bottom half is an image of it . . . it is the visible and the perceptible. Also, if each of these halves is further divided into two, the bottom part will be an image of the top part of the its divided line. So, the top top part is the really real . . . the forms/ideas, which are known by intelligence or mind through dialectic. The bottom top part is difficult to name, but we might call it the hypothetically grasped, which we reach through thought. The top bottom part is the everyday realm of particular things, which in themselves they are manifestations of the forms (the forms "show up" in them). We sense these things, and we can have opinion or trust regarding them. The bottom bottom part is the images of particular things, which are themselves images. These are the images of images that are addressed in the tenth book. Our faculty specific to this level is the imagination. Intelligible: Forms / Intelligence (noesis) [dialectic] Hypothetically grasped? / thought (dianoia) [arts] Visible: Many things / trust (pistis) Images / imagination (eikasia) I hope that this helps.

  • 1 decade ago

    He considered the art an immitation of reality, thus a second hand reality...with no acces to the real essence of the ideas. he wanted to exclude the poets from the society... see the republic

  • 1 decade ago

    plato was a facist, who hated art at the most basic of levels despite writing stupid amounts on it and considering it for years on end.

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