Friday 1 May 2009

Airbrushed from Art History

Jonathan Evens has begun a series of posts entitled 'Airbrushed from Art History' which argue that religious and/or Christian influences on modern art have been airbrushed out of histories of modern art.

He is echoing Daniel A. Siedell's call in God in the Gallery, for "an alternative history and theory of the development of modern art, revealing that Christianity has always been present with modern art, nourishing as well as haunting it, and that modern art cannot be understood without understanding its religious and spiritual components and aspirations."

In this series of posts Jonathan will aim to highlight at least some of the artists and movements (together with the books that tell their stories) that should feature in that alternative history when it comes to be written.

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