Art and Scholasticism

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Art and Scholasticism
Art and Scholasticism (French edition).jpg
Author Jacques Maritain
Original title Art et scolastique
Country France
Language French
Subject Aesthetics
Published 1920
Media type Print (Hardcover and Paperback)
ISBN 978-1599868479

Art and Scholasticism (French: Art et scolastique) is a 1920 book by the philosopher Jacques Maritain, his major contribution to aesthetics.[1] According to Gary Furnell, the work "was a key text that guided the work of writers such as Allen Tate, Caroline Gordon, Sally and Robert Fitzgerald, Francois Mauriac, Thomas Merton, John Howard Griffin, Flannery O’Connor and T.S. Eliot."[2] Maritain's Thomist-Aristotelian distinction between Art and Prudence was highly influential on the sculptor Eric Gill, and were developed further in the seminal essay on theological aesthetics, entitled 'Art and Sacrament', by poet and painter David Jones.[3]


  1. ^ Haldane 2005. p. 555.
  2. ^ Furnell 2015. p. 105.
  3. ^ Jones, David (1955). Epoch and Artist. Faber & Faber. pp. 143–179. ISBN 978-0571242054.


  • Haldane, John (2005). Honderich, Ted, ed. The Oxford Companion to Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-926479-1.
  • Furnell, Gary (2015). "Artistic Freedom in Careful Differentiation". Quadrant. 59 (1/2).  – via EBSCO's Academic Search Complete (subscription required)