The Pursuit of Spiritual Wisdom

  • Associated University Presses
  • 1998
  • Hardback
  • 211
  • Sproget er ikke defineret
  • 1
  • 9780838637494

This book explores van Gogh's and Gauguin's conviction that the purpose of visual art in human culture is to communicate a spiritual understanding of existence comparable to the wisdom contained in the metaphors and parables of myths, religions, and literature. Monographic studies in the book, which entail many new interpretations of van Gogh's and Gauguin's imagery, reveal the ways in which their ideas and the specific events of their personal lives shaped their creation of meaningful symbolic motifs.

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