Art of the Sacred, The: An Introduction to the Aesthetics of by Howes Graham

By Howes Graham

the sector of 'art and faith' is speedy turning into essentially the most dynamic parts of spiritual reports. Uniquely, The artwork of the Sacred explores the connection among faith and the visible arts - and vice versa - inside of Christianity and different significant non secular traditions. It identifies and describes the most old, theological, sociological and aesthetic dimensions of 'religious' paintings, with specific recognition to 'popular' in addition to 'high' tradition, and inside of societies of the constructing global. It additionally makes an attempt to find, and are expecting, the varieties and services of such artwork in a altering modern context of globalization, modernity, secularism and fundamentalism. the writer concentrates on 4 leader dimensions the place non secular paintings and spiritual trust converge: the iconographic; the didactic; the institutional; and the classy. This transparent, well-organised and innovative therapy of the topic should still end up specially beautiful to scholars of faith and visible tradition, in addition to to artists and artwork historians.

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