Aelig Quotes (3 quotes)
The starting-point for all systems of æsthetics must be the personal experience of a peculiar emotion. The objects that provoke this emotion we callworks of art.
To make beauty the objects of the æsthetic emotion, we must give to the word an over-strict and unfamiliar definition.
What quality is shared by all objects that provoke our aesthetic emotions? Only one answer seems possiblesignificant form. In each, lines and colors combined in a particular way; certain forms and relations of forms, stir our aesthetic emotions. These relations and combinations of lines and colours, these æsthetically moving forms, I call Significant Form; and Significant Form is the one quality common to all works of visual art.