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The argument that aesthetic is a western concept is based on the separation between European and non-European culture In other words this category is set to tell the differences from western art and primitive It underlies the assumption that western art is civilized Furthermore fine art such as classic music from European culture is the only type of art which is qualified to be displayed in art galleries or museums Contrasts to western fine art the objects from primitive societies were often being viewed as practical tool for some specific functions The researches that were carried by anthropology paid little attention on objects form but focused on the analyzing their cultures histories and meanings However under influences form emphasizing on symbol bring anthropology ant art together Interest in hoe symbols were organized and how they encoded meaning rather than in the meaning themselves closed the gap between the anthropology of art and the anthropology of religion Morphy 1994 659 As aesthetic has no longer belong to western societies it has been applied to non-western cultures Additionally it is obviously that aesthetic existing in every culture but be valued an appreciated in very different perspectives Primitive art crafts used to be displayed in ethnographic museums instead of art galleries Contrast to pleasing fine art which without any function primitive objects usually severed some specific functions However in Nilotic society as Coote described cattle not only provide necessity needs but also beauty People would discuss the horn shape or color If there has a cattle that be regarded as an art craft it would be separated from productive work and only for people to appreciate On the other hand though there are many of primitive fixed into the utility category they still could be view as work of art for many of them
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