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On the strange place of religion in contemporary art

By: Elkins, James

0415969891 / 9780415969895
Paperback
704.9'48'09045
04/09/2004
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23 cm xii, 136 p. : ill.
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For millennia, art has been religious - even in times and places when there was no word for 'art'.

Then, in the Renaissance, it became possible for art to glorify the artist, making viewers think more of his skills than of the subjects he portrayed.

The modern artist faces a more complex dilemma - one that no art historian has talked about until now.

Can contemporary art say anything about spirituality?

Is contemporary art is spiritual? What might it mean to say that the art you make expresses your spiritual belief?

The Impossibility of Transcendence is about the curious disconnect between spirituality and current art.

This book will enable you to walk into a museum and talk about the spirituality that is or is not visible in the art you see.

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AGR Religious subjects depicted in art

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