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Concerning the Spiritual in Art (Dover Fine Art, H&hellip by Wassily Kandinsky
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Wassily Kandinsky was one of the pioneers of abstract painting who sought to free art from its traditional bonds to material reality. With his creative practice and theoretical work he attempted to bring together the spiritual idea of art with the aesthetic idea of art. "Concerning the Spiritual in Art" is a text that revolutionized twentieth-century painting and continues to influence artists up to the present day. "More than any other single factor, this book helped disseminate and foster acceptance of the new principles upon which much of modern art developed."
In a consumer age like ours is -where art is characterized by commodification and business tactics- "Concerning the… Read more
The Mission of Art by Alexander Grey
The Mission of Art by Alexander Grey
The "Mission of Art" is a book written by contemporary visionary artist Alex Grey, in which he traces his development as an artist and discusses art history, aesthetics, religion/ spirituality, mysticism, postmodernism, transpersonal psychology, perennial and idealist philosophy, processes of art reception/ interpretation, and also promotes the possibility of the transcendental potential of art.
Grey argues for a renewed spiritual content in contemporary art pointing out that in the present age artists have lost touch with the search for transcendence that infiltrated the work of great artists of the past (such as Michelangelo, Hieronymous Bosch, William Blake and Vincent van Gogh)… Read more