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Image and Spirit: Finding Meaning in Visual Art [NOOK Book]

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In Image and Spirit, Karen Stone provides a theological and aesthetic background for understanding art as an embodiment of the transcendent. Geared to the general reader, the book helps the reader develop the ability to look at artwork of all styles and from all periods, and interpret and appreciate them from a spiritual perspective. Image and Spirit also explores the communal aspect of art-it can be a prophetic voice that challenges, mobilizes, and sensitizes us, and it can be a pastoral tool that enriches the ...
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Image and Spirit: Finding Meaning in Visual Art

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Overview

In Image and Spirit, Karen Stone provides a theological and aesthetic background for understanding art as an embodiment of the transcendent. Geared to the general reader, the book helps the reader develop the ability to look at artwork of all styles and from all periods, and interpret and appreciate them from a spiritual perspective. Image and Spirit also explores the communal aspect of art-it can be a prophetic voice that challenges, mobilizes, and sensitizes us, and it can be a pastoral tool that enriches the spiritual and aesthetic journey of a community of faith.
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"Many people are frustrated at their first encounter with a work of art that seems inscrutable or meaningless," notes artist/art educator Stone (Univ. of Texas). "I have a passion to help those who want to be less confused by the art they see to find meaning in art and even, through their encounter with art, to discern in it the Spirit's voice." With this lofty goal, Stone looks at art as the embodiment of the transcendent, providing specific tools to help the general reader look at a work of art in a more detailed and meaningful way (with observations on color, form, composition, etc.), as well as to find a spiritual meaning and connection to the work of art. Employing a Judeo-Christian perspective, she shows how the communal experience of visual art can transform the visible Word to the prophetic Word. She uses examples from Vel zquez (Las Meninas), Picasso (Guernica), Goya, Van Gogh, herself, and others and encourages readers to seek examples of their own from art books, galleries, and museums. A thoughtful combination of art appreciation and spiritual aesthetics, this would be a worthwhile addition to public and college library art collections.-Marcia Welsh, Dartmouth Coll., Hanover, NH Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451412192
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

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