What Is Art? by Leo Tolstoy - PDF and EPUB eBook

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During the decades of his world fame as sage & preacher as well as author of War & Peace & Anna Karenina, Tolstoy...

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Details of What Is Art?

Exact title of the book
What Is Art?
Book author
Leo Tolstoy
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
284 pages
Language
English
Published
April 8th 2011 by Duckworth Publishing
File size (in PDF)
1136 kB
What Is Art?

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During the decades of his world fame as sage & preacher as well as author of War & Peace & Anna Karenina, Tolstoy wrote prolifically in a series of essays & polemics on issues of morality, social justice & religion. These culminated in What is Art?, published in 1898. Although Tolstoy perceived the question of art to be a religious one, he considered & rejected the idea that art reveals & reinvents through beauty.

The works of Dante, Michelangelo, Shakespeare, Beethoven, Baudelaire & even his own novels are condemned in the course of Tolstoy's impassioned & iconoclastic redefinition of art as a force for good, for the improvement of humankind.