Visions of Enchantment: Occultism, Magic and Visual Culture

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Intersections of esotericism and visual art from Renaissance alchemy to Derek Jarman

 

Since Antiquity, the idea of the artist as a magician, trickster and powerful creator of new realities has established itself as a fertile idea in the discussion of image-making. The conjuring of illusions, the inherent link between the material and the spiritual, and the wish to make the invisible visible are all part of this wider discourse. Visions of Enchantment looks at the fascinating intersections between esotericism and visual culture through a decidedly cross-cultural lens, with topics ranging from talismanic magic and the Renaissance exploration of alchemy, through to the role of magic in modern art and 20th-century experimental film.

Pages:208

Product dimensions:9.25(w) x 12.50(h) x (d)

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