Esthetic or esthetical refers to beauty or the appreciation of the beautiful, especially from the philosophic point of view.
May not the contemplative, medieval, monastic ideal be esthetical, and not religious nor even ethical?
esthetical criticism suggests new ideas, and new ideas9 engender new forms.
In it the esthetical writer combines a correct appreciation of art as a grand total, with all its essential details.
The longer this continues, the more does his esthetical and ethical feeling become distorted.