Hegel's Æsthetics and the end of art : analysis, critique and reconstruction
With this space thus revealed we shall turn, after the Conclusion in an Epilogue, to the work of contemporary Slovene artist and philosopher Mojca Oblak. The title - 'Obsessed with Originality'- is drawn from the text of Oblak's large scale artiso-philosophical system 'Transcendental Mannerism', which, as the phrase suggests, is concerned to go beyond art in its traditional sense to a new plane not only of artistic creation, but also of experience itself- thus offering us a tangible example of what a post-Hegelian form of art could be like. In our study we shall see how Oblak has based her system on Kantian ideas of autonomy, the sublime, and transcendental freedom. Her results, however, are utterly Hegelian in their achievement of a genuinely 'absolute' form of art which is able to embody the truth (rather than merely allude to it) in the aesthetic dimension.