Aesthetic implications of education as work of art of themselves

MARISA MUSAIO

Abstract


This paper faces the relevance of aesthetic dimension within the human education, in order to propose an interpretation that oversteps the prevalent utilitarian and technical-scientific reductionism in the contemporary educational models. Drawing from a “pedagogy of the beauty” that intends to pursue the full humanization of the person, the article tracks the implications between the person and the aesthetic dimension, appealing to a parallelism between work of art and educational work. In this direction the educational purpose is to pay attention to the typical form of every person in the same way in which the work of art emerges and distinguishes itself through a singular profile and as a unity of aspects that metaphorically refer to the unitarity of the person and his dimensions. h e work of art is a metaphor for the process of interpretation and the search for meaning that the person is concerned about.


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