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Breaking resemblance : the role of religious motifs in contemporary art

Author: Alena Alexandrova
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The book explores the complex relationship between contemporary art and religion. It focuses on the ways artists re-appropriate religious motifs as a means to reflect critically on our desire to believe in images, on the history of seeing them, and on their double power - iconic and political.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Alexandrova, Alena.
Breaking resemblance.
New York : Fordham University Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016027577
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alena Alexandrova
ISBN: 9780823274505 0823274500 0823274497 9780823274499
OCLC Number: 976145551
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; BREAKING RESEMBLANCE; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; List of Figures; Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction: Situating Contemporary Art and Religion; 1. Veronicas and Artists; 2. Breaking the Religious Image: Reinventing Religion in Art; 3. Between Critical Displacements and Spiritual Affirmations; 4. Images between Religion and Art; 5. The Video Veronicas of Bill Viola; 6. Images That Do Not Rest: The Installations of Lawrence Malstaf; 7. Illusionism Cut: The Painting of Victoria Reynolds; 8. The Body Recast: The Sculpture of Berlinde de Bruyckere; Conclusion; Notes.
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