An Art of Our Own: The Spiritual in Twentieth-century Art

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Shambhala, 1997 - Art - 518 pages
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This work explores the spiritual intentions and achievements of 20th-century art from the Cubist revolution to Postmodernism. The book reveals that many artists considered the spirit as seriously as they regarded their palette. It looks at artists such as: Kandinsky and Mondrian, who were Theosophists; Rouault and Warhol, who were devout Catholics; and many other artists including Rothko, O'Keefe and Hepworth, who are understood in a fresh way through their own writings and through a thorough examination of their art.

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This is a book about visual art written for the nonvisual person by an apparently nonvisual person. Former philosophy professor, noted for his biographical work on his mentor Ananda K. Coormaraswamy ... Read full review


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Roger Lipsey is a biographer, art historian, editor, and translator. He is the author of An Art of Our Own: The Spiritual in Twentieth-Century Art; Angelic Mistakes: The Art of Thomas Merton; and most recently Hammarskj ld: A Life, hailed as the definitive Dag Hammarskj ld biography.

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