estheticize


Related to estheticize: aestheticize

es·thet·i·cize

 (ĕs-thĕt′ə-sīz′)
v.
Variant of aestheticize.
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The one is Fantasia, a profound portrayal of Algerian history as seen by a woman and entwined with her biography, a work with an outstanding style that does not estheticize the cruel facts and still is a poetic account of the ambiguity of human perception.
With Cop Sculpture, in the absence of any actual sculpture to deem good or bad, we witnessed the construction of conspiracy, or of conspiracies--the initial conspiracy to estheticize evidence of crime, and the encompassing conspiracy between Tobier and Byfield, and between them and us.
For example, in Deanna Jane Miesch's 1991 black and white photograph, the words, "Rape isn't beautiful" are typed across an image of Bernini's 17th-century sculpture, The Rape of Proserpina, questioning the tendency of traditional art-historical accounts to iconize and estheticize without examining a work's ideological implications.
In the '20s, Man Ray and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy viewed the photogram as a means of subverting the mechanicity of photography because it provided a means of creating a photograph without the technological eye of the camera; Fuss exploits it more for its capacity to estheticize, to transform objects and substances into ghostly and ephemeral silhouettes of the "real.