The Sublime

Newberry, Denouement, 1987, oil on linen, 54x78"

The experience of the sublime is to be looked for in art. Art integrates senses, emotions, and thought. The sublime in art elevates our sensory experience, heightens and taps our emotional potential, and furthers our knowledge. The sublime in art can give us a moral to the story, a stance towards living. At its best, the sublime in art inspires awe in our human potential and gives us a path to evolve as a whole being and as a species.

Michael Newberry, Idyllwild, 11/25/2017
Newberry, Denouement, 1987, oil on linen, 54x78"
Newberry, Denouement, 1987, oil on linen, 54×78″

Note: Kant’s concepts of the Sublime (1790) are chips crumbling off the shoulder of a brilliant PsyOp philosopher, who unfortunately had bile instead of a soul. I wrote my 2017 (theoretical treatise)The Sublime to correct the record. I believe it will have historic import and hopefully give a much needed definition to future evolutionary artists.