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George Bernard Shaw, with his minute stage directions, is a dramatist of this kind. Others look on the actors as collaborators and the script as incomplete-the work of art coming into existence with each performance. Composers What Is a Work of Art? 45 are similarly divided; some tend to think of instrumentalists as a mere means of giving the music to the audience, some going so far as to claim that the sound produced by instrumentalists, while charming and delightful, is not essential to the appreciation of music except for the musically illiterate.
There is a close parallel here between the individuality of a work of art and a human being. One of P. G. " Of course the nephew is not doing anything so silly as offering a reason for liking his friend. Any one of the qualities of his friend reinstates for him the delightful whole upon which he delights to dwell This is the way in which we dwell upon the delightful whole of the play or novel, thinking of each feature in tum and willing to let go of none, though not allowing the detail to obscure the whole.
Victorian critics who were fascinated by the vividness, incident, and detail and by the story-telling power of the pictures must have accepted these pictures as worthy of serious consideration as pictures, even though they then went on to talk about them as if it were other qualities that mattered. I can more easily believe that they gave a misleading account of their reasons for liking pictures than that they never had an aesthetic experience when they looked at them. This is borne out by the way works of art go in What Is a Work of Art?
Aesthetics:: An Introduction by Ruth L. Saw (auth.)