From book review

On Beauty’s Sincerity

by Rosie Matthews   The aesthetics of postmodernism and poststructuralism have, to some degree, tainted our current reception of ‘sincerity’. Such movements, at their core, subverted any easy understanding and reception of ‘genuine’ experience of art. What has prevailed is an ethos of irony and skepticism in which we have arguably come to perceive all meaning in art, and all artistic intent, as inauthentic. In such a view, the possibility of an aesthetic that ascribes to the authentic human experience, seems impossible. There are a number of contemporary writers and artists that are, however, seeking to rehabilitate sincerity. This emerging…