Thomas Huxley | Charles S. Blinderman

This literature criticism consists of approximately 17 pages of analysis & critique of Thomas Huxley.
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SOURCE: "T. H. Huxley's Theory of Aesthetics: Unity in Diversity," in Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Vol. 21, Fall, 1962, pp. 49-55.

In the following essay, Blinderman examines Huxley's art criticism as it bridges the gap between science and humanities and explicates his literary powers.

Leonardo Da Vinci, painter and inventor, and Albert Einstein, violinist and mathematician and social critic, were geniuses of Protean talent, creative in art and science. Another such figure whose works are illuminated by the creative imagination which makes for constant contemporaneity was Thomas Henry Huxley. He is less well known than these two epitomes of human power, but he was a spokesman of the Victorian New Reformation, a prophet of science, and a critic of art. Huxley's unpublished papers confirm the conviction of students familiar with his published volumes that he was more than Darwin's bulldog—though his efforts as a popularizer...

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