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Earth, hell and heaven in the art of William Kurelek

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An exploration of the interface between the artist's religious and critical interpretations of modern culture.
William Kurelek is one of the most important and original painters of Canada. Many of his works now are housed in the major galleries of Canada and internationally. Kurelek's work is also an important exploration of the interface between the artist's religious and critical interpretations of modern technological and humanist culture. Surprisingly, not much has been written with regard to the modern artists have been so self-conscience and publicly expressive of their religious intentions. Kurelek consistenly adhered to his hope that art could bring Christian theology and ethical concerns to bear upon the contemporary cultural situation. In this sense, he shared much in common with Georges Rouault, Max Beckman and Stanley Spencer. Ilse Friesen argues that the purpose of Kurelek's art was to save souls. Kurelek emphasized hell because it held out a greater attraction to humankind, while at the same time providing an image of an open door leading from damnation to salvation. In this sense, as the author herself claims, Kurelek's work becomes a visual Divine Commedia.

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Used: very good
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ISBN-10:
0889626219
ISBN-13:
9780889626218
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Mosaic

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An exploration of the interface between the artist's religious and critical interpretations of modern culture.
William Kurelek is one of the most important and original painters of Canada. Many of his works now are housed in the major galleries of Canada and internationally. Kurelek's work is also an important exploration of the interface between the artist's religious and critical interpretations of modern technological and humanist culture. Surprisingly, not much has been written with regard to the modern artists have been so self-conscience and publicly expressive of their religious intentions. Kurelek consistenly adhered to his hope that art could bring Christian theology and ethical concerns to bear upon the contemporary cultural situation. In this sense, he shared much in common with Georges Rouault, Max Beckman and Stanley Spencer. Ilse Friesen argues that the purpose of Kurelek's art was to save souls. Kurelek emphasized hell because it held out a greater attraction to humankind, while at the same time providing an image of an open door leading from damnation to salvation. In this sense, as the author herself claims, Kurelek's work becomes a visual Divine Commedia.

Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0889626219
ISBN-13:
9780889626218
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Mosaic

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