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Romanticism vs. Naturalism and Classicism

Tore Boeckmann

Presented at: OCON 2014

Date: Jun 28, 2014

Rand identified herself as a Romantic writer, not a Classicist or a Naturalist. But why have schools of art at all? Should not an artist, like Howard Roark, defy convention? This talk explains why there are three and only three great schools of art (hint: Aristotle provides the reason in the Poetics) and why no artist can ultimately avoid joining one or another of their camps. It further explains why these facts support, rather than constrain, freedom of artistic expression.


Parts: 2

Handout: none