- One who cultivates an unusually high sensitivity to beauty, as in art or nature.
- One whose pursuit and admiration of beauty is regarded as excessive or affected.
en·nui (n-w, nw)
Hiraeth is a Welsh word that has no direct English translation. However, the University of Wales, Lampeter attempts to define it as homesickness tinged with grief or sadness over the lost or departed. It is a mix of longing, yearning, nostalgia, wistfulness, and the earnest desire for the Wales of the past.*
n. pl. pap-il-le-de-mas, pap-il-le-dem-ata
n. pl. sco·to·mas or sco·to·ma·ta (-m-t)
Neu·ro·ma (n-rm, ny-)
n. pl. neu·ro·mas or neu·ro·ma·ta (-m-t)
tran·si·tive (trns-tv, -z-)
A transitive verb.
I came across the term transitivity in Bourillaud’s Relational Aesthetics. The mathematical definition cited above was of particular interest to me. It occurred to me that replacing the first, second and third in this definition with artist, work and world provides the prefect statement regarding the state towards which one should aim to achieve as an artist.
I think Bourillaud is suggesting something similar in his essay albeit in a slightly more convoluted manner wrapped in philosophical art speak.
Having it put to me, as in the definition above, in such a clear statement made much more sense to me. I think it is something that I have always grappled within my my work but now I can see it written in a logical manner it is much easier to make sense of.
An·o·mie or an·o·my (n-m)