The Religious Art of Pablo Picasso by Jane Daggett DillenbergerThe Religious Art of Pablo Picasso by Jane Daggett Dillenberger

The Religious Art of Pablo Picasso

byJane Daggett Dillenberger, John HandleyForeword byMichael Morris

Hardcover | April 17, 2014

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This is the first critical examination of Pablo Picasso's use of religious imagery and the religious import of many of his works with secular subject matter. Though Picasso was an avowed atheist, his work employs spiritual themes—and, often, traditional religious iconography. In five engagingly written, accessible chapters, Jane Daggett Dillenberger and John Handley address Picasso's cryptic 1930 painting of the Crucifixion; the artist's early life in the Catholic church; elements of transcendence in Guernica; Picasso's later, fraught relationship with the church, which commissioned him in the 1950s to paint murals for the Temple of Peace chapel in France; and the centrality of religious themes and imagery in bullfighting, the subject of countless Picasso drawings and paintings.
Jane Dillenberger is professor emerita of art and religion at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. She studied at the University of Chicago and is author of The Religious Art of Andy Warhol (1998), Style and Content in Christian Art (2004), and Secular Art with Sacred Themes (1969). She curated several exhibitions for the Berke...
Title:The Religious Art of Pablo PicassoFormat:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.59 inPublished:April 17, 2014Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0520276299

ISBN - 13:9780520276291

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Michael Morris, OP

Preface
Jane Dillenberger

1. The Crucifixion
2. The Early Years
3. Picasso and the Church
4. Guernica: Ultimate Concern
5. The Corrida and the Sketchbooks of the 195s

Notes
Selected Bibliography
List of Illustrations
Index

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"... a powerful study... Dillenberger argues powerfully that Picasso, too, was in his best works searching to express the presence of transcendence in the here and now, seeking 'some other realm of feeling and thought where he, too, despite his profession of atheism, could take part in the Christian drama as it unfolded under his own hand'."