Il cosiddetto irrazionale nell’arte

The so-called irrational in art, in analogy to the contingency of history, consists in the inexplicable creative spontaneity of the spirit. Croce opposed irrationalistic romanticism starting from 1902 with modern aesthetics, heir to Vico’s ‘logic of fantasy’, with the task of theoretically justifying the irrational in art. Poetry, lyrical and universal, does not depend on extrinsic rules also because it speaks the mother tongue of humanity and has no other reason than in itself.