Artisticità e valori etici. Diderot davanti a un quadro

Maddalena Mazzocut-Mis


Any acknowledgment of the “artisticity” entails the acknowledgement of a “value judgment”. Diderot’s Salons demonstrate, once again, the accuracy of this statement. When Diderot “describes” the paintings exposed at the Salon Carré du Louvre, when he claims the artisticity of one work over another, that description is a value judgment that, according to Diderot, also entails an ethical issue, since being a painter means working both artistically and morally.


Artisticity; value judgment; visual arts

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