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Beauty is artistic beauty


[…] In fact artistic beauty is the beauty generated and regenerated by the spirit, and, just as the spirit and its productions lie higher than nature and its phenomena, artistic beauty is superior to the beauty of nature. Considering form, whatever bad idea that comes into the mind of Man is in fact higher than any product of nature, since spirituality and freedom are always present therein […].

[GEORG WILHELM FRIEDRICH HEGEL (1770-1831), Esthetics, p. 6]

ARCO DELLA PACE
ARCO DELLA PACE
"ARCO DELLA PACE" (peace arch), Milan,
Ivory-painted wooden,wax,metal model, with glass case and gilded base,
1838 Beretta collection (Inv. S6) MUSEO DI MILANO – Civic Historic Collections
Public Administration responsible for its safeguarding:
Soprintendenza per i Beni Artistici e Storici di Milano, Bergamo, Lecco, Lodi, Pavia,
Sondrio and Varese – BRERA
THE IMPRUNETTA FAIR
THE IMPRUNETTA FAIR
"THE IMPRUNETTA FAIR",
Carved boxwood, 1870 Alceste Cortellana, 25cm x 44cm x 68cm (Inv. No. 627)
CASTELLO SFORZESCO, Milan - Civic collections of Applied Art and Engravings
Public Administration responsible for its safeguarding:
Soprintendenza per i Beni Artistici e Storici di Milano, Bergamo, Lecco, Lodi, Pavia,
Sondrio and Varese – BRERA