Interventions: The Author Replies

Holly, Michael Ann
March 2007
Art Bulletin;Mar2007, Vol. 89 Issue 1, p40
Academic Journal
The author responds to essays written in response to her essay "The Melancholy Art," by Michael Ann Holly. She explores the idea that melancholy has an inherent contradictory aspect. She feels that writing about art will never fully answer the questions raised about art. The idea that "melancholy" creates a sense of the "poetry of loss" in the aesthetic experience is explored.


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