The Visual Music blog gathers snap shot of websites that document work, artists, filmmakers, composers, musicians, video artists, exhibitions, call for worlds and events that work with the art and medium of visual and sound. All forms and presentations are considered. This blog contains an extensive archive as it has been active since 2005.

Animation about: Edmund Burke and the sublime - Sounding Visual Blog

History of Ideas

Short animations to explain some big questions around freewill, beauty and good and evil.


"A fresh take on the History of Ideas as big subjects like beauty, freedom, technology and morality get dissected by a team of thinkers. Philosophers, theologians, lawyers, Neuroscientists, historians and mathematicians join Melvyn Bragg to present a history in many voices."



See link to all animations in the series

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3vVjcY47k2p5Wsnj3ZFHV5W/a-history-of-ideas



Example Animation



Edmund Burke and the sublime







"Some things that move us are beautiful, others are sublime. But the sublime moves us more profoundly than the beautiful. See how Edmund Burke tied the experience of the sublime to the possibility of pain and how the idea went on to influence the artistic Romanticism movement.
Voiced by Harry Shearer. Scripted by Nigel Warburton."



Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02b8t1k



BOOK: A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

Read Book online - Project Gutenberg





Investigate Further



The Enlightenment - 6 The Enlightenment on art, genius and the sublime

Open University http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/history/history-art/the-enlightenment/content-section-8



http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/burke_edmund.shtml



http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/burke/










Original Posting on my soundingvisual website.


Animation about: Edmund Burke and the sublime - Sounding Visual Blog