Hi Leni, you wrote in 14-10-96: >In response to this question, I think the highest of high art is the type of >art that hits you in such a way that your body physically responsed to it.... > >For example, >In speaking with a friend who is an oboeist for a major symphony, she said >that there were times when playing, when everything "clicked" and tears came >to her eyes. > >I also had a similar response to a live performance of Pavarotti a few years >ago. My breath was literally taken away and tears came to my eyes. > >That's my two cents regarding the highest of High Art. > >'Leni
Here, I think your aesthetic value falls into the concept of expressionism
which art is a matter of expressing and transfering feelings, or
interaction between the artist and the audience. Feelings is the essence of
art. Look for Tolstoy's works. It may be helpful to you.