Unlike Melchionne (2013) and Naukkarinen (2013), I advocate an expansive definition of everyday aesthetics that, in addition to the most common and everyday experiences, includes festivals, tourism, and countless activities carried out daily by artists and professionals from various areas. Continuities between aesthetics of everyday life and the aesthetics of art and nature are established. For example, the act of looking through a window may involve aspects of all three aesthetics. Although I agree with Melchionne (2013) in that everyday aesthetics is closely linked to questions about the search for subjective well-being, I assume a more expansive approach based on recent psychological studies of the experience of “awe” to emphasize the importance of such experiences in subjective search, linking this way, the most outstanding aspects of everyday aesthetics, the aesthetics of art and the aesthetics of nature.
- Everyday aesthetics
- Subjective well-being