Infine, ecco le due produzioni scritte previste per la traccia di ambito artistico di francese della seconda prova di Maturità 2016:
A)I don’t think what Morris writes in his ending paragraph necessarily sounds true. Morris applies his own viewpoint to the issue and then makes it sound as an absolute truth. If, how the same Morris states, beauty is not something that we can hold to be objective, but rather, is completely dependent on the personal viewpoint, then I think it is clear that in this case also, Morris’ personal viewpoint on how to judge art and the artist can only ring true for himself, and to others, may sound totally false. Morris states: “Either way, whether staying close to imitated natural objects, or creating entirely novel abstracted compositions, the artist’s work is judged, finally, not on any absolute values, but on the basis of how ingeniously he manages to ring the changes on the themes he has employed”. While this may be true in some cases, I think in others, art can be appreciated for its own sake, without having to dwell too long on these abstract notions of ringing and wresting forms and shapes from the natural world to create something else entirely. These I hold to be personal opinions of Morris himself and nothing else. A true piece of art would arrest all such notions and leave the viewer so enamoured and unable to think that all such considerations would be perfectly superfluous.
B) I can’t help but find it quite pretentious to talk about one’s own personal “aesthetic behaviour”, I would say it sounds quite narcissistic, as if comparing one’s self to Byronian or Wildean characters. However, it is true that we all engage in such activities. Morris describes quite a number of activities in which “aesthetic behaviours” take place. Gazing at a painting, listening to music, looking at a sculpture, even tasting a good wine, these are all part of these behaviours. I don’t think I can say that I diverge quite so much from enjoying any of these activities. I think that as Morris is correct in saying that beauty is subjective and not objective, it is also true that the enjoyment that we take out of such activities can also only be objective and not subjective. But obviously, to some degree, these will all be activities pleasurable to most people.