Aesthetic Realism Consultant Nancy Huntting
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Welcome to my website, where I'm glad to bring to people what I've learned from Aesthetic Realism, the philosophy founded in 1941 by the great American poet and critic Eli Siegel. I'm proud to have seen that Aesthetic Realism is true: it explains the human mind and the world we are in with new respect and scientific exactness. It enables individual men and women to be fully what they hope to be!
Here, for instance, is a video of an art talk from the historic Terrain Gallery series "Art Answers the Questions of Your Life" titled "What Can Art Teach Us about Love?; or, Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party" by Carrie Wilson.
I grew up near Cincinnati, majored in Literature at Denison University and moved to New York City, where I worked for Newsweek magazine and later had an antique store. When I first attended an Aesthetic Realism public seminar, I was electrified by the honesty and scholarship of the speakers and what they were saying about art and life.
What Aesthetic Realism Is
1. The deepest desire of every person is to like the world on an honest or accurate basis.
greatest danger for a person is to have contempt for the world and what
is in it....Contempt can be defined as the lessening of what is
different from oneself as a means of self-increase as one sees it.
3. All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves.
"Take a woman who cannot concentrate on something important that she’s reading but must too often get up and look out the window, check her email, look for something on Ebay, wipe a countertop, text a friend, take a selfie with her dog, get something from the refrigerator. In her restlessness, she is dealing painfully, inaccurately, with opposites that are one in every instance of good music, motion and rest. The oneness of these opposites makes for beauty anywhere..." —Ellen Reiss,TRO #1993
Some talks I've presented at public seminars and in the Terrain Gallery are listed to the left, and there's more on my site map. The education I'm receiving is what women are yearning for!
Hope & Fear As We Begin 2019
By Eli Siegel
Background image: Cezanne, Allee a Chantilly
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