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I look into the eyes of a bat and am stirred by its otherness. How aesthetic is that reaction? And then the hope might emerge that if we could distil the characteristic features of aesthetic response, we would be able to determine whether these cases are or are not aesthetic. But again I need to know why that question is a pressing one. Why is it important that I be able thus to classify my experiences? A better reason is suggested by Kant, whose philosophical aesthetics will be more fully examined later in this chapter.

One can see why this might be alleged. ”. Moreover, the way in which painters can control every last detail to achieve a particular effect, is part of the contemplative pleasure. Photographers do not have this control. The fly that happens, to humorous effect, to land on a nose as a photograph is taken is a grace of fate rather than art. As Croce put it, the element of nature is not subdued in photography as it is in the greatest of art. To this conclusion, generations of students, for whom the epitome of the pictorial is the photograph and the film, have objected strenuously.

If it is, it may be because a portrait can, in some way, catch the nature of the sitter, a realization so distressing to Churchill and his family that they destroyed a remarkable portrait. But Karsh’s photographs—and Churchill is again a case in point—show that photography, through the way that the photographer, no less than the painter, has controlled the way in which the figure is to be seen, can do that. 47 NATURE’S MIRROR: IMITATION, REPRESENTATION & IMAGINATION But a worry remains. The representational painting gives us the option of detaching it from its source in an act of imaginative freedom.

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