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Where heaven and earth meet : the spiritual in the art of Kandinsky, Rothko, Warhol, and Kiefer

Author: W Stoker
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2012.
Series: Currents of encounter, v. 45.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Art has always been important for religion or spirituality. Secular art displayed in museums can also be spiritual, and it is this art that is the subject of this book. Many of the works of art produced by Wassily Kandinsky, Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol, and Anselm Kiefer are spiritual in nature. These works reveal their own spirituality, which often has no connection to official religions. Wessel Stoker demonstrates  Read more...
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Named Person: Wassily Kandinsky; Mark Rothko; Andy Warhol; Anselm Kiefer; Wassily Kandinsky; Anselm Kiefer; Mark Rothko; Andy Warhol
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Stoker
ISBN: 9789042035447 9042035447
OCLC Number: 810999455
Description: x, 233 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm.
Contents: Art and spirituality --
Kandinsky : art as spiritual bread --
Rothko : the tragedy of human existence --
Warhol : a spiritual business artist --
Kiefer : can Heaven bear the weight of history? --
The spiritual image.
Series Title: Currents of encounter, v. 45.
Responsibility: Wessel Stoker.

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Art has always been important for religion or spirituality. Secular art displayed in museums can also be spiritual, and it is this art that is the subject of this book. Many of the works of art produced by Wassily Kandinsky, Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol, and Anselm Kiefer are spiritual in nature. These works reveal their own spirituality, which often has no connection to official religions. Wessel Stoker demonstrates that these artists communicate religious insights through images and shows how they depict the relationship between heaven and earth, between this world and a transcendent reality.

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"Whoever wants to descend into the catacombs of the religious aspects of Rothko's work and other artists will find a perfect and knowledgeable travel guide in Stoker's Where Heaven and Earth Meet." - Read more...

 
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