TITLE

SURFACE AND SPIRIT: Three Artists Explore the Notion of the Sacred

AUTHOR(S)
Paine, Janice T.
PUB. DATE
October 1996
SOURCE
Surface Design Journal;Fall96, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses whether spirituality influences various aspects of contemporary art. It is stated that many abstract arts of the past 30 years have been governed by materialistic philosophy, Romantic individualism, and formalist concerns. It says that sacredness is a rare phenomenon, little cultivated in art schools or discussed in artists' circles. Several artists are observed as saying that absorption in their work offers a metaphoric, equivalent to religious experience.
ACCESSION #
40085855

 

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