Introduction & Concept
Aesthetics as in general, covers the artistic phenomenon left by the architecture or painting or music. It can be dubbed as a theory that has everything to do about beauty in all its delightful, pleasant and stunning aspects that revolves around in the ‘World of Art’ and beyond. In simple terms the pleasure derived from the artistic sense, with the ‘beauty’ filled in the piece of art. And the term aesthetics that was generally used for art and architecture broadened to film only in the later part of 20th century.
The concept of aesthetics and its term comes from the philosophical origin near 18th century. And it is well known that an aesthetic theory constructed by a German philosopher Theodor Adorno, set of criteria to assess the artwork. It is well noticed that every artwork made is evaluated in different aspects based on the concepts, purpose and how far the concept has reached the mind of its viewer/audience. This sort of judgement decides the aim of the artwork presented and considered as an experience gained from the portrayal of work.
When, dealing with the concepts, the first thing that comes to the mind is the preference. Paying attention to the beauty and details expressed is the basic principle to judge and reason to bring forward both criticism and approval of the audience.
The beauty brought forward, is not just artistic but also made realistic, from scenes used to character portrayed resemble with the characters of real life. This is also called as imitation/representation of characters is otherwise also called as realism.
Aesthetic attains its beauty only when the quality of the art is reached, the visual creativity achieved with its colors and the arrangement giving a visual delight to the viewers and is not realistic visual but emphasis on the way the visual is portrayed.
The intentions in which the artwork is done, the quality does not end with just visual creativity, it extends to the expressions and emotions, that communicate the feelings from one side to other, representing the views of the views and vivid ideas of the crowd in the form of art that not only calls for attention but also arouses emotions of the audiences. And artist who can understand that kind of emotional pressure can succeed in giving out the right the message to the viewers.
The aesthetic experience is gained from understanding and appreciation of the work. An appeal that gains attention from the object are perceived to be ‘’beautiful’. The beauty and gracefulness are the basic and the specific aesthetic properties that determine the meaning of the work. When the meaning reaches the audiences and acknowledged that is when the aesthetic experience gained.
Application To Films
There are a couple of controlling standpoints on aesthetic supposition during the Twentieth Century as voiced by the two theorists known as Edward Bullough and Jerome Stolnitz. The hypothesis of the latter, to say to the greatest extent, a very uncomplicated and easily comprehensible of the two vantage points, speaks of an aesthetic attitude expounding on a focal concentration, which is a significance of paying attention to such, unbiasedly and solicitously and by circling one’s concentration of the matter, along with the given distinct characteristic approach is adhering openly without restraint, on the given terms that tails along with the said matter, authorizing such, not a person’s preconceived ideas in ushering centered awareness to the matter. The outcome of such tunnel vision, in proportion, a much more affluent insight into the attributions of an item. The experiential inclination, permits to acquire a glimpse merely the countenances appropriate to the motive of the matter at hand. Aesthetic approach, distinctively speaking, segregates an object and zoom in on the very core of a certain thing or scene that is subjected to perusal.
Bullough, on the other hand, favors more to discourse corporeal interval instead of impassivity, typifies aesthetic esteem that can be acquired at placing an occurrence, to eloquently put it, off the rig with the manifestation of veritable functional psyche, enabling to rise to on the external factors of an individual’s. Compactly stating it, probingly eyeing at the said matter, open mindedly, unprejudiced attributes by elucidating to the extend an individual’s very intuitive liking and preferences as essential elements of a happening, in prominent regard to the prototype. However, he, Edward Bullough, garnered reproofs, for his stand on Aesthetics regard as a consideration that demands laid-back disengagement.
In line of Aesthetic application on films, it is also likely the same as the above suppositions. Aesthetic theory of films is the exertion of specialists stipulating the frameworks of cinematic censure spanning intercontinental-wide.
Aesthetics and cinema is defined as a metaphysical of the creative skill and its source of determination was the contemporary upswing fascination of methodical thinkers concerning phlegmatic insinuations on the core subject within the cinematic suppositions and requisitions of the mainstream outflowing in aesthetics down to particular exhibition of a certain motion picture.
A cinematic motion picture is frequently subsumed with artistic method. Nevertheless, it does not completely designate identical territory. The film theory, in terms of its lineage, is relatively a focal target of an admonition relating to approximations undesignated to the films and may emanate from a firm hand domination not covered from its inner circle of sphere. It is a presentation of a much broader demonstration of the two fusion of arts itself using a myriad of incorporated methods, techniques, manpower, devices, apparatus and even the participation of literature in terms of cinematic screenwritings particularly in intellectually writing the movie lines, scripts and storyboard frameworks, plus add to that the ability and skills and the talents of the actors and staffs and directors involved in the making of a particular motion picture. Just like a marriage of the two pillars of art, this union of the aesthetic and the film theory in a cinematic movie. A film can be said as a magnanimous pool to various servants of arts itself. And some of the films listed have made their memorable mark as Aesthetic Films in the Cinema of World.
Aesthetics & Films – Magnolia
To give a simple example of the beauty in films when it has the touch of aesthetic art works and style, Magnolia – an American drama film released in the year 1999. A critically acclaimed motion picture film that was put into writing and was administered by Paul Thomas Anderson that centers on the – misery, sense of grief, enduring acridity of the brutal & unfavorable “realities” of life. However, this film is not just about the mirrors of the ugly facets of crude life as it is, with the balancing existence of the proverbial “good” in it in the presence of a police officer and a of caregiver who gives everything they could to render the value of assistance, aspirations and tenderness in the midst of all these dismal situations.
Further on, in contrast to the despairing aspects of this film, it can also be taken-in as an amusing and a quite humorous and an ever enthralling motion picture movie. The plot conveys that no matter how cruel life is, no matter how unfair the situations an individual muddled himself with, there is still one surviving trail of hope to everyone’s courses of plights. This movie is all about the ugly realities of life and about a promising “rainbow of hope behind the gloomy clouds of misery underlying the circumstances of life as depicted in this movie.
This critically successful movie is a stellar star-studded film that stars Tom Cruise as Frank T.J. Mackey, Jeremy Blackman as Stanley Spector, William H. Macy as the “Quiz Kid” Donnie Smith, Julianne Moore as Linda Partridge, Neil Flynn as Daniel Hill, among the few. This unforgettable film who handsomely garnered a benevolent amount of critics from both the film experts and the viewing public began to amaze the moviegoers on its release to the cinemas on the year 1999 which was narrated by Ricky Jay who portrays as Burt Ramsey in the movie. Overall this is one heart-warming movie, that imparts the merits of the sense of optimism despite how tough the odds of life may prove to be all too disparaging.