Aesthetics of appearing

martin_seelAesthetic appearing is thus a mode of the sensuous givenness of something. The relation of perception and aesthetic perception is determined within the domain of sensuously accessible phainomena. Aesthetic are those objects that in their appearing stand out more or less radically from their conceptually determinable exterior image, sound, or feel. They are given to us in an outstandingly sensuous manner; they are grasped by us in an outstandingly sensuous way. This applies no less to articles of clothing and locomotives than to symphonies and novels, no less to the grass on the side of the road than to the banal object in the domain of modern art.

Martin Seel
Aesthetics of Appearing (22)