By George Hagman
“George Hagman seems to be anew at psychoanalytic principles approximately artwork and wonder throughout the lens of present developmental psychology that acknowledges the significance of attachment and affiliative motivational structures. In discussion with theorists akin to Freud, Ehrenzweig, Kris, Rank, Winnicott, Kohut, and so forth, Hagman brings the psychoanalytic knowing of aesthetic adventure into the twenty first century. He amends and extends outdated options and provides a wealth of stimulating new rules concerning the inventive technique, the right, good looks, ugliness, and –perhaps his most unusual contribution–the chic. in particular welcome is his grounding of aesthetic adventure in intersubjectivity and health and wellbeing instead of individualism and pathology. His emphasis on shape instead of the content material of an individual's aesthetic adventure is a stimulating new course for psychoanalytic idea of artwork. With this paintings Hagman stands within the corporation of his predecessors with this deeply-learned,! sensitively conceived, and provocative normal conception of human aesthetic experience.” Ellen Dissanayake, writer of artwork and Intimacy: How the humanities started and Homo Aestheticus: the place paintings Comes From and Why.
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I would elaborate this viewpoint by pointing out the oscillating positions of the viewer and the artwork. The viewer experiences him- or herself at times as the active creator, and at other times, as the receptive subject of the aesthetic illusion. This shifting identification contributes to the dynamic tension in aesthetic experience. While I feel that developmental theorists such as Spitz and Lipscomb have much of value to contribute, their emphasis on the experience of fusion seems to ignore the fact that experiences of fusion can also be a source of terror and fragmentation.
36 AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE In his discussion of Natkin’s Face Paintings, art critic Peter Fuller (1988) described aesthetic form as an experience of interaction with the ideal, responsive face of the actual and/or fantasized mother: Here, one suspects, is the mother’s face (and not only he [the subject]) would have liked to have stared: this is the ideal of that which he was denied, or which he perceived only in glimpses, a face suffused with subtle tenderness, apperceived more than perceived, a face whose features are, in one sense, bound, yet in another fluid and mobile, a face that can transform itself infinitely in response to our gaze, which certainly has a skin which separates it from us but which, in the next moment, can engulf and enfold us into itself.
They argue that the adult’s experience of art is a form of regression to the powerful, emotionally charged, and psychologically ambiguous way in which the infant experiences the care-taking mother. These analysts have utilized the aesthetic approaches of the British Middle School, especially the writings of D. W. Winnicott. Unlike the Kleinians, who stressed the vicissitudes of defense against aggression, Winnicott emphasized the positive developmental thrust of illusion and creativity. Rather than viewing the mother/infant bond as a cauldron of rage and envy, he argued that the child enters the world eager to create, not to destroy.