TRAC 2014 – A look back
4. May, 2014

The TRAC conference 2014 was an important event – a breakthrough in looking at painting with a philosophical aspect.

Odd Nerdrum’s Kitsch and Roger Scruton’s Beauty were the main topics of discussion at the conference. The difference between the aesthetical views of the two philosophers, can more or less be summed up in some of what Stephen Hicks also concluded with in The Aesthetics of 21st Century Panel Discussion:

Professor Scruton is a Platonic-Kantian and Odd Nerdrum an aristotelian, reacting against Kant’s ideas, which have been so influential in the universities, politics and aesthetics since the 18th century. The former wants to observe and describe the present situation, the latter wants to change it and find a solution.

Also watch:

TRAC2014: The Aesthetics of 21st Century – Panel Discussion

TRAC2014: Roger Scruton and Odd Nerdrum – Contemporary Representational Aesthetics

TRAC2014: Jan-Ove Tuv – “Kitsch” as Superstructure for representational, narrative painting

TRAC2014: Featured paper by Peter Trippi (Editor-in-chief / Fine Art Connoisseur)

TRAC2014: “Faking it” – Keynote Speaker Roger Scruton

TRAC2014: Odd Nerdrum and the New Baroque – Brandon Kralik



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