a baser pleasure

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His theory purported that “proper” enjoyment of art was a matter of pure aesthetics — it is surely, he says, a baser pleasure being enjoyed by the untrained hoi-polloi, the museum “tourist” with parochial sensibilities, and even the art theorists and art historians who simply appreciate cultural referents or narratives in art, a predilection he thinks leads to a facile view of any art that includes such elements.

What is the verb of "a baser pleasure"?

  • Packard

    Senior Member
    USA, English
    Enjoying something at the primal level. In this case judging art based upon if it looks "pretty" or does not look "pretty". The meaning behind the image does not come into play.
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