By: Theodore Prescott, ed.
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company: June 2005
Seller ID: 20110520187656
"A Broken Beauty" draws from the recent output of fourteen North American artists who work in figurative and narrative modes. As Postmodern artists, crossing the threshold of the 21st century, each engages the human condition and explores non-traditional notions of beauty in the human body. This occurs when they introduce brokenness (physical, mental, and spiritual) into their renderings of human embodiment. As a result, they turn the long tradition of Western idealization of beauty on its head and inside out. For the viewer, this means an invitation to contemplate the body's capacity for beau... View More...