Aproximation to sport through the artistic principles: creativity, expression, and esthetic
Aurora Martínez Vidal
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Martínez Vidal, A. (1999). Aproximation to sport through the artistic principles: creativity, expression, and esthetic. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 58, 88-92.
In this work we approach sport from an artistic point of view trying to give a reply to questions such as: can sport come to be a means of artistic expression?. Is it possible that the presence of a sporting spectacle produces athletic experiences similar to those of an artistic exhibition? Is the creation of an artists plastic work similar to the creation of a sporting composition?. Fully aware of the difficulty in verifying the concept of art and establishing absolute terms, we have decided on an approach to sport through principles characteristic of an artistic nature. Principles which, despite differences of opinion about the conception of art and its historical evolution, appear, in higher or lower proportion, in the attempts to define it. They are as follows: creativity, expression and aesthetics, the latter referring to the beauty (of the form) or the attitude of pleasure. This approach has been carried out after exhaustive bibliographic research of those studies that have tried to explain sport from the point of view of one of the principles that make up the essence of art. A revision that leads us to a type of sport in which creativity has a configurative character —suitable to artistic creation, the expression responds to symbolic levels characteristic of art and its forms have aesthetic qualities belonging to artistic composition. Despite the clear presence in these principles of artistic activity, the argument about the artistic status of these sports remains open: while for some its is clear, for others it is difficult to make compatible the competitive proposal of sport with artistic condition
Published: October 01, 1999
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