Aesthetics, Death, and Beauty
The exemplarization of the experience of the ownership choice loops back onto itself to complete the story of a life for the moment. The idea of the completion of the story of the life of an artist, of the complete representation of a life, raises the question about the relationship of death to the completion of the story. As we think about the story of the life of the artist, the grand aesthetic act of the exemplarization of the experiences of life that completes the life, it is essential to address the position of death in art, beauty, and the story of life. Death completes the story of a life and adds value and sometimes beauty to a life. The discussion of death reveals something fundamental to our understanding of aesthetics. It reveals that as we exemplarize our experiences of our actions, and especially those moments of the reconfiguration of experience to create the form and content of art, world, and self, we find the source of value in art and beauty in life.
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