posted by Liam Dryden

Ever wondered why you appreciate some art more than other art? Hank Green and “Crash Course” break down the philosophy of what makes your ideal aesthetic.

Describing stuff as “your aesthetic” has become incredibly common on the internet in recent years. Less problematic than “spirit animal”, less cringey than “my jam”, it’s become a word that can sum up who you are, based on other stuff that you appreciate. But why is that? And are we even using the word right? Crash Course, as always, has the answers.

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Hank Green’s educational YouTube series is well into its Philosophy phase; and this week, their eye turns to the art world. Referencing the work of philosophers such as Leo Tolstoy and David Hume, Hank breaks down what makes us perceive certain things as “art”; and then expands on why we connect to some “art” more than others. Basically, it boils down to a little more than just what you find “aesthetically pleasing”; and is really interesting to discover.

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