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COLLECTIONPublished articles
TITLESome Images of a 'New Creation' in Twentieth-Century Art
AUTHOR 1Julie Badiee
DATE_THIS1995
VOLUME7:1
TITLE_PARENTJournal of Bahá'í Studies
PAGE_RANGE1-21
PUB_THISAssociation for Bahá'í Studies North America
CITY_THISOttawa, ON
ABSTRACTA look at the works of some 20th-century artists to show that, whether they were aware of the Baha’i revelation or not, many of these artists have been compelled to express the quiet, yet unmistakable theme of a "new creation."
NOTES See also journal.bahaistudies.ca/online/issue/archive. See also original scan.
TAGSArts; Modern art; Painting
 
CONTENT
About: The theme of destruction is so common in twentieth-century art that it is easy to make the superficial mistake of dismissing much of modern art as dealing only with death and despair. However, a closer study of this period can reveal that there has also always been a fascination with the subjects of birth, renewal, and new beginnings. Many of the art forms of our century exhibit a profound and purposeful break from the past and can be understood as a continuing attempt by modern artists to create a unique and unprecedented visual language for the age in which we live. This article looks at the works of some twentieth-century artists to show that, whether they were aware of the Baha’i Revelation or not, many of these artists have been compelled to express the quiet, yet unmistakable theme of a "new creation."
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LANG THISEnglish
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