Thursday, October 1, 2020
Home Laura Perrins Scruton on beauty – and the beasts who destroy it

Scruton on beauty – and the beasts who destroy it

-

Sir Roger Scruton discusses the importance of beauty in this one-hour film.

He explains the impact of beauty upon our being, the sacredness of beauty and how it trumps utility. Sir Roger also casts his critical eye upon modern ‘art’ and its destructive influence upon us all.

I really enjoyed this film, if enjoyed is the right word. In fact, it was depressing in stages especially watching the attack upon objective beauty, in particular when modern art meets architecture. It was difficult to watch the assault upon our living space, such as classic Victorian houses being replaced by brutalist tower blocks, but it is important to remember that the centralised planners did this to our environment.

The assault upon the London skyline angers me at times and recently I have become much more aware of the buildings that surround me. We should take time to consider beauty and to retain the beautiful in our lives.

It is a rewarding watch if you can find the time.

- Advertisement -

If you appreciated this article, perhaps you might consider making a donation to The Conservative Woman. Unlike most other websites, we receive no independent funding. Our editors are unpaid and work entirely voluntarily as do the majority of our contributors but there are inevitable costs associated with running a website. We receive no independent funding and depend on our readers to help us, either with regular or one-off payments. You can donate here. Thank you.

Laura Perrins
Laura Perrinshttps://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/the-editors/
Laura is Co-Editor of The Conservative Woman

Sign up for The ConWom News

Each morning we send The ConWom Daily with links to our latest news. This is a free service and we will never share your details.