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  • Modern Art and Spirituality: Turrell

    Modern Art and Spirituality: Turrell

    Lights On Arrival We return, in this post, to one of Taylor’s[2] preferred artists. With Turrell, we enter even more dangerous territory than Warhol, for he is not only very much alive but also vogue. The 2016 blockbuster Arrival, for example, draws on Turrell’s Shallow Spaces for the meeting place between the aliens and humans. Under […]

  • Modern Art and Spirituality: Warhol

    Modern Art and Spirituality: Warhol

    Introduction: Reading Notes Crack Open the Velvet and Coke While reading this post, I recommend listening to The Velvet Underground, eating your can of Campbell Soup, and cracking open a Coke. Yes, today we will consider the one, the only, Andy Warhol, or whatever copy of him you prefer. Now, a word of initial warning – […]

  • Modern Art and Spirituality: Beuys

    Modern Art and Spirituality: Beuys

    Artists: Spirituals or Portfolio Managers Mark C. Taylor’s [1] Refiguring the Spiritual: Beuys, Barney, Turrell, Goldsworthy starts by juxtaposing the four artists mentioned in the title subsection with Hirst, Murakami, and Koons. Art has come under the sway of market forces which inflates its value. At the same time, chasing dollar value deflates art’s critique of […]

  • Modern Art and Spirituality: Kandinsky

    Modern Art and Spirituality: Kandinsky

    The Russian-born Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky came late to art. In 1896, at age 30, he gave up a legal career to take up painting inspired by Monet’s Haystacks. His first works such as Der Blaue Reiter shows Monet’s influence on Kandinsky. Similar to the artists we considered earlier, Kandinsky’s work increased in abstraction as he matured. […]