The Aesthetics of Impressionism from the Perceptive of Phenomenology


This paper makes a phenomenological analysis of the aesthetics of impressionism. Impressionism and phenomenology occurred at the same background and the two implies the similar thing in different languages. In the perspective of phenomenology, the “look” of impressionism is a kind of essential intuition through which the essence is directly obtained. The impression, a subjective intentionality, which is closely related with objective facts, is the relationship itself between subject and object. This kind of description of impression is the intuitional experience of the devoted subject within the object, which embodies the meaning and value between the subject and the object. The contemporary implication of impressionism may include that people should reflect the limits of science and reason and find the harmonious balance between the perception and reason, between belief and science.


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