Raymond Jonson and the Spiritual in Modernist and Abstract Painting

This is the most thorough and detailed monograph on the artwork of Raymond Jonson.

Raymond Jonson and the Spiritual in Modernist and Abstract Painting

This is the most thorough and detailed monograph on the artwork of Raymond Jonson. He is one of many artists of the first half of the twentieth-century who demonstrate the richness and diversity of an under-appreciated period in the history of American art. Visualizing the spiritual was one of the fundamental goals of early abstract painting in the years before and during World War I. Artists turned to alternative spirituality, the occult, and mysticism, believing that the pure use of line, shape, color, light and texture could convey spiritual insight. Jonson was steadfastly dedicated to this goal for most of his career and he always believed that modernist and abstract styles were the most effective and compelling means of achieving it.

More Books:

Raymond Jonson and the Spiritual in Modernist and Abstract Painting
Language: en
Pages: 222
Authors: Herbert R. Hartel, Jr.
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-21 - Publisher: Routledge

This is the most thorough and detailed monograph on the artwork of Raymond Jonson. He is one of many artists of the first half of the twentieth-century who demonstrate the richness and diversity of an under-appreciated period in the history of American art. Visualizing the spiritual was one of the
Visual Typologies from the Early Modern to the Contemporary
Language: en
Pages: 318
Authors: Tara Zanardi, Lynda Klich
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-04 - Publisher: Routledge

Visual Typologies from the Early Modern to the Contemporary investigates the pictorial representation of types from the sixteenth to the twenty- first century. Originating in longstanding visual traditions, including street crier prints and costume albums, these images share certain conventions as they seek to convey knowledge about different peoples. The
Cultural Mobility in the Interwar Avant-Garde Art Network
Language: en
Pages: 182
Authors: Michał Wenderski
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-27 - Publisher: Routledge

This book explores the issue of cultural mobility within the interwar network of the European avant-garde, focusing on selected writers, artists, architects, magazines and groups from Poland, Belgium and Netherlands. Regardless of their apparent linguistic, cultural and geographical remoteness, their mutual exchange and relationships were both deep and broad, and
New Geographies of Abstract Art in Postwar Latin America
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Mariola V. Alvarez, Ana M. Franco
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-27 - Publisher: Routledge

This edited volume examines the history of abstract art across Latin America after 1945. This form of art grew in popularity across the Americas in the postwar period, often serving to affirm a sense of being modern and the right of Latin America to assume the leading role Europe had
The Benin Plaques
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Kathryn Wysocki Gunsch
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-15 - Publisher: Routledge

The 16th century bronze plaques from the kingdom of Benin are among the most recognized masterpieces of African art, and yet many details of their commission and installation in the palace in Benin City, Nigeria, are little understood. The Benin Plaques, A 16th Century Imperial Monument is a detailed analysis