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The Image of Christ in Modern Art. Richard Harries

The Image of Christ in Modern Art Richard Harries The Image of Christ in Modern Art explores the challenges presented by the radical and rapid changes of artistic style in the th century to artists who wished to relate to traditional Christian imag

  • Title: The Image of Christ in Modern Art. Richard Harries
  • Author: Richard Harries
  • ISBN: 9781409463818
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Image of Christ in Modern Art explores the challenges presented by the radical and rapid changes of artistic style in the 20th century to artists who wished to relate to traditional Christian imagery In the 1930s David Jones said that he and his contemporaries were acutely conscious of the break , by which he meant the fragmentation and loss of a once widely shared CThe Image of Christ in Modern Art explores the challenges presented by the radical and rapid changes of artistic style in the 20th century to artists who wished to relate to traditional Christian imagery In the 1930s David Jones said that he and his contemporaries were acutely conscious of the break , by which he meant the fragmentation and loss of a once widely shared Christian narrative and set of images In this highly illustrated book, Richard Harries looks at some of the artists associated with the birth of modernism such as Epstein and Rouault as well as those with a highly distinctive understanding of religion such as Chagall and Stanley Spencer He discusses the revival of confidence associated with the rebuilding of Coventry Cathedral after World War II and the commissioning of work by artists like Henry Moore, Graham Sutherland and John Piper before looking at the very testing last quarter of the 20th century He shows how here, and even in our own time, fresh and important visual interpretations of Christ have been created both by well known and less well known artists In conclusion he suggests that the modern movement in art has turned out to be a friend, not a foe of Christian art.Through a wide and beautiful range of images and insightful text, Harries explores the continuing challenge, present from the beginning of Christian art, as to how that which is visual can in some way indicate the transcendent.

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