Series: Cheap Thrills: Pop Art and Transcendence

Cheap Thrills – Pop Art and Transcendence

Cheap Thrills – Pop Art and Transcendence

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Cheap Thrills: Pop Art and Transcendence You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series”Cheap Thrills: Pop Art and Transcendence”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.In the land of TolerateAll, the outlaw is the realist critic. Civil order is maintained by quelling all disagreements over beauty with a few… Continue Reading

What The Popular Arts Are Not

What The Popular Arts Are Not

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Cheap Thrills: Pop Art and Transcendence You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series”Cheap Thrills: Pop Art and Transcendence”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Kaplan begins by defining what he means by the popular arts. In his definition, popular arts does not refer to: 1) Pop art, the… Continue Reading

Crystallized Prejudices

Crystallized Prejudices

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Cheap Thrills: Pop Art and Transcendence You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series”Cheap Thrills: Pop Art and Transcendence”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.The popular arts are often criticized by aesthetes for their form, or perhaps formlessness. Kaplan responds to this by directing us once again to… Continue Reading

Mere Recognition

Mere Recognition

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Cheap Thrills: Pop Art and Transcendence You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series”Cheap Thrills: Pop Art and Transcendence”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Kaplan argues that popular art is formless. It does not possess form in the truest sense. Form in good art, is precisely what invites… Continue Reading

Affective Anaesthesia

Affective Anaesthesia

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Cheap Thrills: Pop Art and Transcendence You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series”Cheap Thrills: Pop Art and Transcendence”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.You can recognize popular art not only through its form (or formlessness), but through the feelings it evokes, according to Kaplan. He disagrees with… Continue Reading

Sentimentality and Increasing Boredom

Sentimentality and Increasing Boredom

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Cheap Thrills: Pop Art and Transcendence You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series”Cheap Thrills: Pop Art and Transcendence”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Kaplan disputes the idea that popular art provides relief from boredom. In one very real sense, it perpetuates it. The key difference between serious… Continue Reading

Escape To Never Never Land

Escape To Never Never Land

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Cheap Thrills: Pop Art and Transcendence You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series”Cheap Thrills: Pop Art and Transcendence”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Popular art is accused of being escapist. Kaplan agrees and disagrees. He argues that popular art seeks to escape the ugliness or troubles of… Continue Reading

Concluding Thoughts

Concluding Thoughts

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Cheap Thrills: Pop Art and Transcendence You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series”Cheap Thrills: Pop Art and Transcendence”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.As Kaplan concludes, he considers the social functions of popular art. He sees its appeal in finding a common denominator among people. It is… Continue Reading