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Georges de La Tour and the Enigma of the Visible

Dalia Judovitz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277438
eISBN:
9780823280551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277438.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

Celebrated due to the aura of mystery attached to his rediscovered works in the twentieth century, Georges de La Tour’s paintings continue to be an object of scholarly interest and public ... More


Singing a New Song

Gordon Graham

in The Re-enchantment of the World: Art versus Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199265961
eISBN:
9780191708756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265961.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Music has a long affinity with religious worship. This chapter examines the extent to which music might be expected to be a medium of spiritual insight or reflection in its own right. It argues that ... More


The Enigma of the Visible

Dalia Judovitz

in Georges de La Tour and the Enigma of the Visible

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277438
eISBN:
9780823280551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277438.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter begins with an analysis of La Tour’s allegorical paintings of blind hurdy-gurdy musicians in order to explore the deceptive, even blinding, character of ordinary vision. These renderings ... More


Flea Catching and the Vanity of Painting

Dalia Judovitz

in Georges de La Tour and the Enigma of the Visible

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277438
eISBN:
9780823280551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277438.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter is devoted to an exploration of the role of painting as an instrument of intercession for attaining spiritual insight. Is the supposed “flea” catcher really holding a flea or a rosary ... More


‘EcoZen’, or ‘a heaven in a wild flower’: from Gary Snyder to Nick Drake

Laurence Coupe

in Beat Sound, Beat Vision: The Beat Spirit and Popular Song

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071126
eISBN:
9781781702079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071126.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter introduces Gary Snyder, who has had the reputation of being a serious, committed Buddhist. His poetry imparts religious knowledge and spiritual insight, and his dedication to Zen has ... More


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