Around a sport aesthetics

Javier Olivera Betrán

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Olivera Betrán, J. (2006). Around a sport aesthetics. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 84, 3-6.



Although the term aesthetics has several special meanings, in the social sciences conext it is preferently used to appoint the group of investigations which are related to the arts. Aesthetics is the study of the behaviour and experience of men at creating art, at percieving and understanding art, and at being influenced by art. Art is a mean that promotes a fusion of the individual with the everything, men, to exceed the limits that individualism imposes and turning this one into social, have to make theirs other experiences which strongly attract him and, this way, be able to share them and feel them with the other beings. Aesthetics maintain a close relationship with art through beauty, pleasing, harmony, and the emotions that a piece of art sparks; tha taste is an instrument which we posses so that a piece of art is of our like or dislike, moves us or not, and in function of those intimate and untranferable sensations we emit an aesthetic judgement about that which we are observing. Sport is a human manifestation which builds up in a piece of art in the nature of which underlies the sport show wich coneits enormous demonstrations of liking, emotion, and adehsion in almost all the orb, configuring by own right a sport art and, in consequence, a genuine sport aesthetics.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Published: April 1, 2006