The spiritual, the mystical and the sublime : an artistic search for the absolute

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dc.contributor.advisor Marshall, Nina B. en_US Knackert, Bruce J. en_US 2011-06-03T19:35:26Z 2011-06-03T19:35:26Z 1990 en_US 1990
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1990 .K53 en_US
dc.identifier.other Slide 1438/g en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this creative project was to explore the need of the artist to represent a spiritual consciousness in a material-dominated society. It was felt that a return to the mythical origins of art and a resurrected faith in the supernatural would help stimulate creativity, promote inward growth and enhance the evolution of consciousness. The artist examined mystical and philosophical literature which lead to the use of the concept of the sublime by nineteenth century landscape painters as well as the "Abstract Sublime" painters of the mid-twentieth century. Also important was the effect of the Theosophic Society's geometric iconography and color theories on two of the pioneers of abstract art, Kandinsky and Mondrian. These inquiries were incorporated into a large,; three-dimensional, mixed-media installation.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Art
dc.format.extent ii, 22 leaves ; 28 cm. + 16 slides (col.) + 1 guide. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Aesthetics. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Art -- Philosophy. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sublime, The. en_US
dc.title The spiritual, the mystical and the sublime : an artistic search for the absolute en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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