The influential philosophers Edmund Burke and Emmanuel Kant understand the sublime as events and objects that cause an emotional reaction so magnificent that the intellect fails to comprehend it. It is thus deeply felt and experienced but remains undefined and non-understood. Searching for the Sublime is a suite of paintings that seek to respond to these definitions of the sublime. Together they address and evoke themes of mystery, fear, power, and the unknowable through the medium of painting.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Art
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Lim, Kheng Saik, "Searching for the Sublime" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 6108.
the sublime, painting, art, knowledge, power, oil painting, MFA