In this new course, we shall discover what the sublime is, and how philosophers and artists have grappled with the special aesthetic pleasure that we take in being overwhelmed by the sublime in art and nature.
Image: WC Piguenit Kosciusko 1903 (detail). Art Gallery of New South Wales
What is the sublime?
Antiquity and lofty language
Encountering lofty landscapes on the 18th-century grand tour
From the romantic to the post-modern sublime
Not quite sublime
From the sublime to the ridiculous