Evaluate Nietzsche’s contention that art is the highest form of human activity.

Evaluate Nietzsche’s contention that art is the highest form of human activity.

Order Description

-This is an essay for the Philosophy and the Arts course. Therefore it needs to contain both philosophy and art knowledge.
-The primary reading is The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nietzsche.
-The essay question is Evaluate Nietzsche’s contention that art is the highest form of human activity.
-Nietzsche indicates that art is the highest form of human activity, and that art bounds up in opposition between Apolline & Dionysiac.
-In the essay, an artwork should be chosen as an example to illustrate the argument. In this case, the artwork is a 16 minute film, Ballet Mécanique (1923-24) by Fernand Léger. The film and Nietzsche’s contention needs to be linked at some point, by giving examples of it’s Apolline and Dionysiac characteristics.
Please be aware of not doing plagiarism.

I’ll be providing:

A link for The Birth of Tragedy:
http://archive.org/stream/thebirthoftraged00nietuoft/thebirthoftraged00nietuoft_djvu.txt

A link for the film, Ballet Mécanique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QV9-l-rXOE

On Nietzsche & The Birth of Tragedy:

Spinks, Lee, Friedrich Nietzsche (London: Routledge, 2003) (pages 13-35)

Ridley, Aaron, Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Nietzsche on Art (London and New York: Routledge, 2007)? (pages 9-33)

Ansell Pearson, Keith and Duncan Large (eds.), The Nietzsche Reader (Oxford: Blackwell, 2006)? (pages 42-87)

On Ballet Mécanique:

Malcolm Turvey, (2002) ‘The Avant-Garde and the “New Spirit”: The Case of Ballet mécanique’ October, 102 (Fall) pp. 35-58

Apart from the documents that I’m providing, you can use online sources and these as well:

Ansell Pearson, Keith, How to Read Nietzsche (London: Granta, 2005)?
Carne, Daniel, Nietzsche on Art and Life (Oxford: OUP, 2014)
?Pippin, Robert (ed.), Introductions to Nietzsche (Cambridge: CUP, 2012)
Schopenhauer, Arthur, The World as Will and Representation, trans. E.F.J. Payne (Indian Hills, CO: Falcon’s Wing Press, 1958)
Blaise Cendrars, (1919) ‘L’ABCs du Cinéma’ in Maria Chefdor, (ed.) (E. Allen & Maria Chefdor, trans.) Blaise Cendrars: Modernities and Other Writings(University of Nebraska Press, 1992)

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