God in the Gallery (Cultural Exegesis): A Christian Embrace of Modern Art

God in the Gallery (Cultural Exegesis): A Christian Embrace of Modern Art

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Is contemporary art a friend or foe of Christianity? Art historian, critic, and curator Daniel Siedell, addresses this question and presents a framework for interpreting art from a Christian worldview in God in the Gallery: A Christian Embrace of Modern Art. As such, it is an excellent companion to Francis Schaeffer's classic Art and the Bible. Divided into three parts--"Theology," "History," and "Practice"--God in the Gallery demonstrates that art is in conversation with and not opposed to the Christian faith. In addition, this book is beautifully enhanced with images from such artists as Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Enrique Martínez Celaya, and others. Readers of this book will include professors, students, artists, and anyone interested in Christianity and culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441201850
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Series: Cultural Exegesis
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 290 KB

About the Author

Daniel A. Siedell (PhD, University of Iowa) is presidential scholar and art historian in residence at The King's College in New York City. He is also visiting professor of Christianity and culture at Knox Theological Seminary. Siedell previously was scholar in residence at the New City Arts Initiative in Charlottesville, Virginia, and served at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Prior to that, he taught at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and was curator of the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Siedell has published numerous articles in Christian Scholar's Review, Studies in Religious Perspectives, and various other journals.

Table of Contents

Preface     7
Introduction     11
Overture     21
A History of Modern Art     35
Enrique Martinez Celaya's Thing and Deception: The Artistic Practice of Belief     51
Embodying Transcendence: Material Spirituality in Contemporary Art     71
Art Criticism     109
Art, Liturgy, and the Church     133
Conclusion: The Search for Christian Art and the Christian Artist     153
Notes     167
Index     187

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