Tag: Art

Faith-based Philosophical Aesthetics by Dr Adrienne Chaplin

Faith-based Philosophical Aesthetics by Dr Adrienne Chaplin

Dr Adrienne Chaplin taught philosophical aesthetics and is co-author of Art and Soul: Signposts for Christians in the Arts (IVP Academic, 2011). This seminar explores how a faith based philosophical aesthetics may shed light on the role and nature of art in a time of shifting meaning.

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Outside the frame: Postmodern art by Anne Roberts

Outside the frame: Postmodern art by Anne Roberts

  Summary This paper focuses on the scope and characteristics of recent conceptual and installation art, looking first at the early development of this genre, and then examining four major aspects: the exploration of visual language and appropriation of images; art based on autobiography; work which deals with social and environmental issues; and finally art […]

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The window is closed by Margaret Wilson

The window is closed by Margaret Wilson

Summary This paper takes up the story of Western art from the end of the nineteenth century.[4] It explores the move from realism and representation towards abstraction, the cultural influences on this move, and the purposes which this new art may pursue. It traces the development of painting in the first half of the twentieth […]

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Window on the World (both parts) by Margaret Wilson

Window on the World (both parts) by Margaret Wilson

  Summary Visual creativity is valued in the Bible as an important aspect of human flourishing. Art engages the mind, intuition and imagination; it communicates, provokes and reveals. Painting, in particular, has aesthetic dimensions like shape, colour and composition, and meaningful ones, representing objects, dealing in imagery and revealing underlying belief-systems. By the use of […]

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Engaging with Cinema by John Coffey

Engaging with Cinema by John Coffey

  Summary The relationship between church and cinema has often been one of mutual suspicion. Hollywood has flouted Christian values; Christians have responded with condemnation and censorship. Yet from the earliest days of motion pictures, film-makers have been attracted to religious subjects and spiritual themes. Christians today have much to gain from critical engagement with […]

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