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21. Aesthetics / C. Artistic Issues / 4. Emotion in Art

[role of feelings in artists, works and audiences]

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Music is not an expressive art, because it expresses no familiar emotions [Hanslick, by Wollheim]
The purpose of art is to help mankind to evolve better, more socially beneficial feelings [Tolstoy]
In the cinema the emotions are weaker, but much clearer than in ordinary life [Fry]
Expressing melancholy is a good thing, but arousing it is a bad thing [Scruton]
Music isn't just sad because it makes the listener feel sad [Davies,S]