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On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art

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ISBN-10: 0415969891

ISBN-13: 9780415969895

Edition: 2005

Authors: James Elkins

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Religion and serious art have grown apart. While Sister Wendy speaks eloquently about modern art as if it were all religious, art historians distance themselves from the very idea of spirituality. And yet there is a tremendous amount of religious art outside the art world. 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? John Updike calls…    
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/4/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 148
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

The Words Religion and Art
A Very Brief History of Religion in Art
How Some Scholars Deal with the Question
Five Stories
Kim's Story Explained: The End of Religious Art
Rehema's Story Explained: The Creation of New Faiths
Brian's Story Explained: Art that Is Critical of Religion
Ria's Story Explained: How Artists Try to Burn Away Religion
Joel's Story Explained: Unconscious Religion
Some Words to Describe Spiritual Art