The Philosophy of Art • Saint Thomas Aquinas defined the beautiful as that which, being seen, pleases: • id quod visum placet.
TH I S ONE? (A)
If you picked A, you picked a master. If you picked B, you picked an amateur who likes the master.
If you picked B, you picked a master (Slava Brodinsky). A is a copy of B. You should be able to see the difference in quality.
This one? (A) Or,
T H I S O N E ? B
If you picked A, you picked August Macke, a German Impressionist. B is the work of an amateur.
A is the work of an amateur, a composer who took up painting. B is a Franz Marc.