REALISM & ACTING
The Aesthetic Realism Theatre Company of New York City Pioneering dramatic and musical presentations take place at the Foundation, and elsewhere as part of the Foundation's Outreach Program. These productions—a new dramatic form with performance and comment—include "Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream; or, Earthy Whirl," by Eli Siegel; "Rock 'n' Roll, the Opposites, & Our Greatest Hopes!"; "Ibsen, Bach, & What Interferes with Love"; and more."
Fielding, Actress, Aesthetic Realism Consultant "You
will see the classes I love to teach. And, how immeasurably useful
Aesthetic Realism is to people's lives--including, so much, my own.
See my article on the loss of one's spouse. My essay 'I Believe this about
Acting' is some of what I learned about the art of acting and the human
self." And Eli Siegel's "Aesthetic
Realism; or, Is a Person an Aesthetic Situation?" is a wonderful short
explanation he gave to Lewis Nichols of the New York Times Book Review,
Dorothy Koppelman, Painter, Aesthetic Realism Consultant Paintings, Articles & Talks on The Meaning of Piero Della Francesca's "The Resurrection for the Lives of People Now"; "Philip Guston: The Man, His LIfe, and His Work"; "Giorgio Morandi & Piero della Francesca: Repose and Energy"; "Jackson Pollock—and True and False Ambition: The Urgent Difference"; "What Will Make Us Truly Proud of Ourselves? A Study in the Art of Diego Velazquez"; "Light and Dark, Hiding and Showing in Joseph Mallord William Turner"
Realism and Picasso's GUERNICA: For Life "Pablo Picasso in
his angry yet monumental memorial to Guernica opposes cruelty and affirms
life--doesn't say reality is senseless." --Dorothy Koppelman See THE TERRAIN GALLERY
the Place of Eli Siegel in Anthropological Thought Excerpt
#1 from Columbia University doctoral thesis in anthropology by Arnold Perey,
Ph.D., based on Aesthetic Realism and Eli Siegel's description of the aesthetic situation in every person regardless of culture.
Courses taught by Arnold Perey:
Place of Aesthetics in Social and Cultural Anthropology [Soc & Cult
Lynch, Teamsters Local 1205 Timothy
Lynch, from the point of view of a union president (Teamsters Local 1205),
spoke at the Dedication of
the Eli Siegel Memorial in Baltimore's Druid Hill Park. He stated,
"Unions have insisted, with power and often beautiful rudeness: These are
people, not mechanisms for someone's profit!" For
more by T. Lynch, click here
Heart Knows Better. A Film Based on Aesthetic Realism by Ken Kimmelman
This Emmy award-winning anti-prejudice public service announcement by Ken
Kimmelman illustrates, in powerful images, that people of different backgrounds
are more alike than we may see. The film arose from Mr. Kimmelman's study
of Aesthetic Realism. Imagery
Film, Ltd. is the film company directed by Mr. Kimmelman, an Aesthetic
Realism consultant, in New York City.
Nations AFF 99: What Does a Person Deserve? "What Does
a Person Deserve?" Director: Ken Kimmelman. Description: A film that asks
this question, first posed by Eli Siegel, in relation to homelessness and
hunger in the United States today: "What does a person deserve by being
HOUSING & HOMELESSNESS / architecture
A Basic Human Right This site announces a groundbreaking
presentation by a filmmaker, a city planner, and two architects who speak
— with statistics and great feeling -- about the housing crisis in America
and what they have seen through their study of Aesthetic
Realism about its cause and solution.
MUSIC & AESTHETIC REALISM
Allen, flutist, teacher, Aesthetic Realism Consultant
"The philosophy of Aesthetic Realism, which I am so proud to teach, has
educated me about the most important things a person can know--including
about Music, Education, Love and Marriage." --Barbara Allen
Green, prize-winning composer, teacher of piano and composition,
professor at Manhattan School of Music and on the Aesthetic Realism Foundation
Haroldo Mauro Jr. - [in English] The accomplished Brazilian pianist, arranger, composer and teacher Haroldo Mauro, Jr.
Haroldo Mauro Jr. - [em Português] Pianista/compositor—Formação acadêmica: Aesthetic Realism Foundation—Nova York, EUA (1986-1989) Estudos em educação e estética.
AESTHETIC REALISM in the Press
Lynette Abel Articles and essays on the relevance of Aesthetic Realism to understanding news events, especially in New York State—including "World should be owned by people living in it," The Record, Troy, NY, April 9, 2001.
Alice Bernstein and Friends Articles on the economy, racism education, art and love by Alice Bernstein and colleagues, that tell about the education of Aesthetic Realism and how it answers the biggest questions of people's lives. Mrs. Bernstein is a columnist for the La Vida News/The Black Voice of Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas.
Nancy Huntting, Aesthetic Realism Consultant "I am proud to have seen Aesthetic Realism is true....It is the greatest force for individuality of a true kind; and it shows a person what he or she has in common with the whole world and all people, those close to us and across this diverse earth!"
Bruce Blaustein In two important articles about how a man can change in a kind way and see his father more fairly and warmly, Aesthetic Realism Consultant Bruce Blaustein breaks new ground for families everywhere. See his "A Father Seen Anew" Part 1 and Part 2. Also see article by Bruce Blaustein in The Right Of on young people: "What Children Really Want."
Carol McCluer Valuable resource for how Aesthetic Realism sees the subject of love and women's issues—and the relation of art to life. A personal website with numerous articles by Carol McCluer and co-authors.
How My Stuttering Ended by Miriam Mondlin. "A matter that concerns many people in America and has caused a great deal of pain is stuttering. I know that the philosophy of Aesthetic Realism understands stuttering and can end it—for I learned the scientific cause of stuttering and my stuttering ended!"
Ruth Oron, Essayist "On my blog, you can read articles on many different subjects, including very much Israel, and how the understanding of people which Aesthetic Realism provides will make for peace in the Middle East."
Bernstein—Photography Photography education using
the philosophy of Aesthetic Realism
as its critical basis.
M. Bernstein, Fine Art Photography Portfolio and articles
by this noted photographer and his colleagues. "I want people to have the
thrill and honor of learning from
Aesthetic Realism, as I so happily do, how the questions of our lives
are solved in art; how opposites such as immediate and permanent, logic
and emotion, dark and light are crucial in a photograph, and that we can
learn from art how to have these opposites truly composed in ourselves."
— David M. Bernstein Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
and Louis Dienes, Photographers and Aesthetic Realism Associates
Portfolios of photographs; accounts of Aesthetic Realism classes; Gallery
Talks; News; and Poem: Black and White, with a selection of photographs
which inspired the lines. Louis and Amy Dienes studied in classes
with Eli Siegel and now with Ellen Reiss.
HONESTY about AESTHETIC REALISM
Friends of Aesthetic Realism—Countering the Lies The purpose of this website is to counter lies about Aesthetic Realism, which have been put forth on the Internet by a few individuals. — “It's a lie, and not a well told one at that. It grins out like a copper dollar.” —Abraham Lincoln
U.S. Congressional Record See Aesthetic Realism and Eli Siegel in the Congressional Record Online. Elijah E. Cummings, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.
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