Breaking resemblance : the role of religious motifs in contemporary art (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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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:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In recent decades curators and artists have shown a distinct interest in religion, its different traditions, manifestations in public life, gestures, and images. Breaking Resemblance explores the complex relationship between contemporary art and religion by focusing on the ways artists re-work religious motifs as a means to reflect critically on our desire to believe in images, on the history of seeing them, and on  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alena Alexandrova
ISBN: 9780823274475 0823274470
OCLC Number: 1005717507
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 251-259. Index.
Description: 1 v. (XII-268 p.) : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Situating contemporary art and religion --
Veronicas and artists --
Breaking the religious image: Reinventing religion in art --
Between critical displacements and spiritual affirmations --
Images between religion and art --
The video Veronicas of Bill Viola --
Images that do not rest: The installations of Lawrence Malstaf --
Illusionism cut: The painting of Veronica Reynolds --
The body recast: The sculpture of Berlinde de Bruyckere --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Alena Alexandrova.
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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  Read more...

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"Breaking Resemblance is a consistently thoughtful, well-informed, original examination of modern art and some of its principal debts to the visuality of Christianity." -- -David Morgan Duke Read more...

 
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