24 November 2023 to 17 March 2024
In his third major work, “The Critique of Judgment”, Immanuel Kant focuses on aesthetics and art. His approach is based on nature, from which we originate, and sees it as the origin of beauty, which conveys a purposefulness to us in our perception without having an obvious purpose and thus arouses our interest.
According to Kant, art, on the other hand, always has a purpose that draws our attention to it. As part of his discourse, Kant also addresses color theory, which he identifies as an important communicator of beauty. In particular, he defines the pure primary colors red, yellow and blue according to the wave model of light as fundamentally beautiful. Even today, his thoughts on aesthetics are used in the reception of contemporary art.
To the exhibition: Immanuel Kant – Bundeskunsthalle Bonn