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Title: Midcult y arte de masas en la sociedad contemporánea
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Universidad de Murcia
ISSN: 11300507
Related subjects: 1(05)
Keywords: estética, arte culto, vanguardias, arte de masas, midcult, MacDonald.
Abstract: Como expresión de la clásica dicoto- mía entre alta cultura y cultura popular, la estética y la teoría del arte han tendido siempre a jerarqui- zar las artes, distinguiendo entre un arte superior y otro inferior. Este trabajo pretende demostrar que esa tendencia ha sido reemplazada hoy por otra a la igualación, de acuerdo con el concepto midcult de Dwight MacDonald. Retomamos aquí dicho concepto para explicar la situación del arte actual, pero sin la connotación peyorativa que le dio su autor y asociándolo, en cambio, a un esfuerzo por elevar el nivel artístico y cultural del gran público.
As an expression of the classical dichotomy between high culture and low culture, aesthetics and art theory have always tended to hierarchize arts, thus distinguishing between high art and low art. This tendency has been replaced nowadays by another one that, instead, tries to equalize, according to the concept of midcult as theorized by Dwight MacDonald. In this article, we take this concept back in order to explain the situation of art today. We don’t assume, though, MacDonald’s prejudiced approach; on the contrary, we see the idea of parity as an effort to raise the cultural and artistic level of the general public.
Primary author: GODOY DOMÍNGUEZ, Ma JESÚS
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10201/65499
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 16.
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Appears in Collections:Nº 70 (2017)

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