Why do we frequently find it hard to give a rational account of our aesthetic judgments?
Bad photographs are a corrupting influence upon the imagination. They tell us lies about the world—pernicious, photoshopped lies—which make the real world, the only one we ever really have, seem bland and boring by comparison.
Comparing what a street artist does to what a tagger does is like comparing what Caravaggio did with a canvas to what a dog does to a fire hydrant. The Renaissance master brought beauty into the world. The dog does little more than mark his territory. ––– “And it came to pass, when they were […]
Human beings are clumsy, hairless monkeys obsessed with looking beautiful. How is that not funny?
Steve Atlas on the small details that create the big picture when it comes to health and fitness
The trilby has become the cheesy default hat for too many men, and it’s a mistake.
When and how did the concept of masculinity turn its back on art, design, and beauty?