Chapter 6 From the Book “Woody Allen and philosophy”
Woody on Aesthetic Appreciation p. 89-100
1. After reading this article analyzing Woody’s work do you feel like his movies mock how contemporary art classes approach talking about art? Why?
2. Do you ever feel surrounded by people that you need to impress/fake being overly excited or emotional about your work? If you do ever fake these emotions, why?
3. Would you say you art leans more towards needing emotional or intellectual appreciation? Does this relate to the aesthetics?
4. Do you care about how your work looks while your creating it? Do you ever step back and move something around just because it looks bad? Does the work become less intellectual if this happens? Explain.
5. When you view my art do you have any intellectual response? If not does this mean my work has no aesthetic value based on what the chapter requires for a meaningful aesthetic response.
6. Where is your fulcrum between intellect and emotion when creating your work on a scale of 1-10. 1 leaning more towards intellect and 10 being more towards emotion. Where is mine?
7. Why do you think I tend to reject intellectualizing art?
8. I would consider my work to be relaxing to the viewer. Do you agree/why?