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The logic of ecstasy : Canadian mystical painting, 1920-1940

Author: Ann Davis
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1992.
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Our understanding of twentieth-century art is largely based on an aesthetic tradition initiated by the Impressionists, Cezanne, and the Cubists. However, painting that is mystically rather than aesthetically realized can not be examined within this tradition. What is needed is a new context, one which allows us to probe the mystical experience and teachings that motivate visionary painters. This book examines the  Read more...
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Davis, Ann.
Logic of ecstasy.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)692593806
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Davis
ISBN: 0802059163 9780802059161 0802068618 9780802068613
OCLC Number: 30399600
Description: xx, 217 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: From conventional religion to mysticism --
Whitman and transcendentalism --
Theosophy and the fourth dimension --
Nature, space, and movement.
Other Titles: Canadian mystical painting, 1920-1940
Responsibility: Ann Davis.
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In focusing on those works, writings, as well as painting, which do reflect their fascination with spiritual issues, we are able to se how these artists tried, in very individual ways, to delineate  Read more...

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