IDEAL ART. This has been the subject of many philosophical debates over the centuries. The concept is based upon the premise that IDEAL ART does not represent a particular thing, rather the thought of all such things.
ideal art - Art which aims to be the true, eternal reality. In the 18th and 19th centuries, this included some Neoclassical art, which emulated the forms and ideas found in classical art (Greece and Rome).
art of various periods that is based on the artist's conception rather than visual perception, e.g. the art of the High Renaissance, or of 17th-century classicism.
The word orphique had been used by the Symbolists and originated in the Greek myth of Orpheus, who was significant as the ideal artist for the Symbolists.
André Malraux, France's Minister of Culture wanted something unique and decided Chagall would be the ideal artist.
In addition to pottery, lighting was also an important element that contributed to the ideal Arts and Crafts interior. The copper electric table lamp (1989.129) was the archetypal object crafted by the Dirk Van Erp Studio.
is eternal delight; and from the earliest times human beings have tried to imprison it in some durable hieroglyphic. It is perhaps the first of all the subjects of art."
Kenneth Clark (1903-1983), English art writer. The Nude: A Study of Ideal Art.
See also: Movement, Sculpture, Painting, Subject matter, Aesthetic