Agudeza y arte de ingenio, I (Clasicos Castalia) (Spanish Edition) [Baltasar Gracian] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Arte de ingenio. 8 Baltasar Gracian, Agudeza y arte de ingenio, ed Evaristo Correa Calderon. 2 vols (Madrid’ Castalia, ), I, 64; all quotations from the Agudeza are from this . Although Baltasar Gracián’s Agudeza y arte de ingenio () is a masterpiece of the. Spanish Golden Age, the rhetorical significance of this work has not been .
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The idea of symmetry and measure as the essence of the beautiful is not original with Gracian.
Agudeza y arte de ingenio
Kuberr rated it really liked it Apr 02, We will be able to understand his unique contribution to critical theory, xrte, only if we ignore twentieth- century preconceptions of what a conceit is and if we take Gracian’s work on its own terms.
I, 64 9 In his treatment of this mode of conceit, Parker is, I believe, some- what misleading. Dicen que naturaleza hurto al juicio todo lo que aventajo el ingenio, en que se funda aquella paradoja de Seneca, que todo ingenio grande tiene un grado de demencia.
The “art” of ingemo retains something of the indefinable quality captured by that aguddza derivative of the Latin ingemum, “genius. To ask other readers questions about Agudeza y arte de ingenioplease sign up. El entendimiento, pues, como primera y prin- cipal potencia, alzase con la gracln del artificio.
I, 19 Basic to Grecian’s perception of the world are those “lines of pondera- don” that surround all objects. Wanny Dorrejo marked it as to-read Mar 13, Instead, atudeza draws attention to the symmetries discovered and elaborated by the poet from the material ra- diating out of the subject through “lineas de ponderacion. He notes in passing that this kind of wit is much practiced because of its ease of conception I, 76but he takes a connoisseur’s delight in guid- ing us through a full complement of examples and showing us the sub- tle differences of effects achieved when different parts of the common- place relations are put into opposition.
I, 76 art The “improportion,” Gracian tells us, consists in the paradox of the lov- ers’ blindness to what had been brought to them through vision.
I, 53 27 The essential component of beauty for Gracian, then, is proportion or symmetry. Bethell’s treatment of Gracian drew more attention to Emanuele Tesauro’s II cannocchiaie aristotelico than to the Agudeza.
Click here to sign up. Gracian’s “modernity”‘ is obscured by his heavy dependence on the rhetorical tradition which was destined to lose its centrality to education in the eighteenth century, a loss that tends to make his distinctions and categories appear incomprehensibly dated, even “quaint.
Similarly, the correspondence Gracian finds between two “causes” of the Virgin, her parents Anna and Joa- chim, lies in the gloss their names meaning, he tells us, “grace” and “preparation” provide on the Immaculate Conception of Mary I, Gracian uses analog – to forge concepts that still lack their “own” terminology.
But the phoenix, according to both Pliny and Ovid, constructs his pyre of aromatic materials—cinnamon, spikenard, and myrrh—so that the reborn phoenix is “conceived amid aromas,” just like, so the witty simili- tude has it, John the Baptist amid the incense of his father’s priestly of – fices.
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Gracian has not reopened this discussion, but he has made use of Spanish words derived directly from the agudeaz terms of that debate— only he attempts to forge a unity where the ancients had posited an un- breachable antinomy. Since this conception does not figure signifi- cantly in the development of aesthetic theory in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Gracian’s briefly sketched views constitute a unique moment in the history of art theory.
It is not until Discourse 11 that Gracian formulates a fuller solution to the problem: Write a customer review.
I, 22 Gracian is arguing, then, for a rather fine distinction: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Gracian’s arti- ficioso is transitional between two eras of aesthetic theory. The example he gives at this point can only clarify his intention, without improving his conception: In the “Al Letor” section at the beginning of the treatise, for example, he claims that his theory, though it touches on the matter of traditional rhetoric, is actually new ground, unexplored by the ancients: We have seen that Gracian has had to have recourse to con- ceptions like “special” or “rare” circumstances and constant reversion to the suggestive but imprecise metaphor of the “living” nature of wit, as opposed to the “dead” figures and effects of mere rhetoric.
Alvaro Orosa marked it as to-read Oct 21, He argues, largely from the meaning of the Latin pro- portio, that Gracian is here dealing with the analogy in the Scholastic sense as a mode of thought by which we can infer the attributes of dif- ferent subjects which share the same predicate; for example, in the statements “God is wise” and “men are wise” there is analogy between the two predicates, but not identity Parker, pp.
A Gracian le preocupan esencialmente dos formas particulares de la expresion: Agudeza y arte de ingenio. I, 66 13 Again Gracian focuses his attention on an unexpected parallel within the commonplace material, here betw-een the subject’s place of birth and her attributes, instead of defining the metaphoric structure of the images as a modern critic would; he claims merely that the symmetrical material within the subjects-and-adjacents system constitutes a conceit of proportion.
And, Gracian argues, since the understanding is analogous to the senses in perceiving objects its own thoughts and since the understanding is the highest mental faculty, the artistic arrangement of its objects is logi- cally the highest of all the arts.
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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Open Preview See a Problem? He acquired fame as a preacher, although some of his oratorical displays, such as reading a letter sent from Hell from the pulpit, were frowned upon by his superiors. Arte de ingenio intenta estructurar el fenomeno poetico con mayor y mas sensible precision, agkdeza una nomenclatura original, destacar sus cualidades, en especial por lo que se refiere a la sutileza del decir agudezq a la concentrada profundidad del pensamiento.
Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. He spent time in Huesca, where he befriended the local scholar Vincencio Juan de Lastanosa, who helped him achieve an important milestone in his intellectual upbringing.
Es el ingenio la principal, como eficiente; todas sin el no bastan, y el basta sin todas; ayudado de las demas, intenta excesos y consigue prodigios, mucho mejor si fuere inventivo y fecundo; es perene ma- nantial de conceptos y un continuo mineral de sutilezas.