Senju 1989

Author: Hiroshi Senju



Category: Australia

Page: 34

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Artistic Visions and the Promise of Beauty

Author: Kathleen M. Higgins

Publisher: Springer


Category: Philosophy

Page: 265

View: 727

This volume examines the motives behind rejections of beauty often found within contemporary art practice, where much critically acclaimed art is deliberately ugly and alienating. It reflects on the nature and value of beauty, asking whether beauty still has a future in art and what role it can play in our lives generally. The volume discusses the possible “end of art,” what art is, and the relation between art and beauty beyond their historically Western horizons to include perspectives from Asia. The individual chapters address a number of interrelated issues, including: art, beauty and the sacred; beauty as a source of joy and consolation; beauty as a bridge between the natural and the human; beauty and the human form; the role of curatorial practice in defining art; order and creativity; and the distinction between art and craft. The volume offers a valuable addition to cross-cultural dialogue and, in particular, to the sparse literature on art and beauty in comparative context. It demonstrates the relevance of the rich tradition of Asian aesthetics and the vibrant practices of contemporary art in Asia to Western discussions about the future of art and the role of beauty.

Silence and Beauty

Author: Makoto Fujimura

Publisher: InterVarsity Press


Category: Religion

Page: 281

View: 160

Shusaku Endo's novel Silence, first published in 1966, endures as one of the greatest works of twentieth-century Japanese literature. Its narrative of the persecution of Christians in seventeenth-century Japan raises uncomfortable questions about God and the ambiguity of faith in the midst of suffering and hostility. Endo's Silence took internationally renowned visual artist Makoto Fujimura on a pilgrimage of grappling with the nature of art, the significance of pain and his own cultural heritage. His artistic faith journey overlaps with Endo's as he uncovers deep layers of meaning in Japanese history and literature, expressed in art both past and present. He finds connections to how faith is lived in contemporary contexts of trauma and glimpses of how the gospel is conveyed in Christ-hidden cultures. In this world of pain and suffering, God often seems silent. Fujimura's reflections show that light is yet present in darkness, and that silence speaks with hidden beauty and truth.
Art, Japanese

Beyond Sumi-e

Author: Denise Ingrid Adams



Category: Art, Japanese

Page: 380

View: 639


The Art of Seeing

Author: Paul Zelanski

Publisher: Pearson College Division


Category: Art

Page: 560

View: 539

The Art of Seeing explores traditional and contemporary art and artistic media focusing on art as seen from the artist's point of view. The book introduces students to artistic techniques and introductory aesthetic principles. It provides clear, concise presentation, superb illustrations, and strong emphasis on the elements and media.
Art, Modern

Identity and alterity

Author: Manlio Brusatin



Category: Art, Modern

Page: 305

View: 428

Catalogus van de 46e internationale tentoonstelling van moderne kunst in Venetïe.
Books of hours


Author: Makoto Fujimura



Category: Books of hours

Page: 20

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Art, Chinese


Author: China International Gallery Exposition



Category: Art, Chinese


View: 581