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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 : 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  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alena Alexandrova
ISBN: 9780823274475 0823274470
OCLC Number: 989976983
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: xii, 268 Seiten. : Illustrationen. ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of Figures Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction: Situating Contemporary Art and Religion 1. Veronicas and Artists 2. Breaking the Religious Image: Re-Inventing 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 Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Alena Alexandrova.
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