«What is art?»

Book What is art? (Что такое искусство?) in Italian
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Original title: 
Что такое искусство?
Author: 
Language: 
Italian
Difficulty: 
B1
Year: 
1897
Number of pages: 
142

"What is art?" is an essay by Leo Tolstoy in which he argues against the numerous aesthetic theories that define art in terms of the theory of proportion, truth, and especially beauty. According to Tolstoy, art at that time was corrupt and decadent, and artists were misled.