Spirituality and the visual arts

Authored by: James McCullough

The Routledge International Handbook of Spirituality in Society and the Professions

Print publication date:  March  2019
Online publication date:  March  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138214675
eBook ISBN: 9781315445489
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315445489-44

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Abstract

Postmodern sensibility and spirituality evince a strong visual orientation, both in terms of cultural activity and personal self-understanding. This essay explores this apprehension of current sensibility by way of contemporary academic research and contemporary artistic practices and their competing spiritual implications. The essay concludes with practical reflections on what a visually orientated spirituality has to offer the committed and the curious.

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