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The porcelain makers of the eighteenth century believed that they were creating some of the most beautiful objects in the world. These painted figurines and gilded vases were miracles of craftsmanship in their day but are no longer seen by most people as beautiful objects. In fact some people find them hideous. Artists of today and tomorrow will always reject and react against previous ideals of beauty.  But fashionable or not, we are still surrounded by beauty in the world. We are asking some of the world’s greatest creative minds to show us one object of beauty that can contribute to a bigger picture of today’s ideal.

“With the good, the true and the useful, man is merely in earnest; but with the beautiful he plays.” Schiller

http://www.frontiersin.org/blog/Jacob_Lawrence_and_Gilded_Birds/890

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2014/03/rob-hopkins-nyu-on-the-death-of-socrates-the-painting.html

http://blog.honeyee.com/andrew/archives/2013/12/27/gilded-birds.html

http://parallax-view.org/2014/01/10/view-beyond-parallax-reads-week-january-10/

http://showstudio.com/blog/post/gilded_birds_interview_nick_knight

http://kingsreview.co.uk/magazine/theblog/2013/12/05/gilded-birds-interview-jane-haynes/

http://www.metafilter.com/134102/Items-of-Beauty

http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2013/09/13/real-beauty/

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/brainiac/2013/09/the_blog_gilded.html

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2013/07/rosen-on-beauty.html

http://www.killeryellow.com/blog/2013/06/14/marina-abramovic-says/

http://thisiscentralstation.com/spotted/gilded-birds/

http://www.therestisnoise.com/2013/06/stopping-in-panamint-valley.html

http://art-gossips.blogspot.com.ar/2013/05/que-es-la-belleza.html

http://www.radiohead.fr/?p=25123

http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2013/04/28/is-beauty-why-the-world-exists/

http://hyperallergic.com/67858/required-reading-106/

http://www.discoveredd.com/spotlight/FredButler

http://feministfiguregirl.com/2013/04/14/perfectly-embodied-a-guest-post-by-whitefeather-hunter/

http://wallercreek.org/blog/?p=532

Students at Wooster College do their version of Gilded Birds as part of their Aesthetics course: http://artlovebeauty.voices.wooster.edu

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/9751328/Reclaiming-the-idea-of-beauty.html

http://www.commonwealmagazine.org/blog/?p=22554

http://www.centralpark.com/news/547/central-park-is-beauty-created-for-the-masses

http://fredbutlerstyle.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/25th-dec-2012-review-kerry-shaw-gilded.html

http://themoralperspective.com/post/39938281865/exploring-the-philosophy-of-beauty

http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2013/01/bringing-the-outdoors-to-the-masses.html

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