Encounters with art

by Dorothea Johnson Blom

Pamphlet, 1963



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CP 128


[Wallingford, Pa. : Pendle Hill, 1963]

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This is a fascinating essay on how great art can be life-changing, healing, and transformative. Art and religion belong to the same world, she says, both manifestations of the Spirit. It can show us a relationship between the inner being of things and the inner being of the human Self. Art can educates us in the use of the senses, intuition, and emotion, so all these participate together in the process of our whole person. And she includes a 10-small-page review of Western art from the Sumerians and Egyptians to the 1960s, a tour de force. She sees the richest periods in the intervals between the extremes of the pendulum swing between portraying the inner or outer world, with the art bridging the abyss that separates the two worlds, proving them both part of reality.… (more)


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Pendle Hill Pamphlet 128

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