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Leo Tolstoy View On Art

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Leo Tolstoy Theory on art Лев Николаевич Толстой or known in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a famous Russian writer who is also known as one of the greatest authors of all time. Leo Tolstoy was a self-confident man and was sure of his rightness. However, this self-confidence may have caused him involuntarily, to feel envious. Tolstoy rejected many philosophical views since he was an outspoken sectarian (philosophical or political group or a form of bigotry, intolerance towards those who hold different opinions from themselves). Anything that could not be rationally explained, he did not accept. Tolstoy’s theory is that “Art begins when a man, with the purpose of communicating to other people a feeling he once experienced, calls it up again within himself and expresses it by certain external signs”. In Leo Tolstoy’s theory, he tries to explain that just because art may look beautiful, it doesn’t mean that it holds any valuable lessons. Of course, there are many counter arguments to this theory but I will try to look at this in a different perspective. Most of the people of the upper classes (popes and clerics) in Tolstoy’s time did not in fact believe in anything. Because the way the church taught everyone caused these people to stop believing, this may have influenced Tolstoy’s Theory. Once seeing its “inconsistency”, sectarians such as Helchitsky, Francis of Assisi and Plato, were not able to acknowledge the moral and social teaching of Christ, because a belief like that
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