The Christian Story
Five Asian Artists Today
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Christian Story by Patricia C. Pongracz
Book DescriptionThis colourful catalogue features paintings and statements by five leading contemporary Asian artists, Sawai Chinnawong (Thailand), He Qi (China), Nalini Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka), Nyoman Darsane (Bali) and Wisnu Sasongko (Thailand), which highlight the very different ways artists of diverse cultures today perceive Biblical tales. Over 40 new paintings are explored showing how the Judeo-Christian narrative has been adapted for both western and indigenous audiences. Though greatly influenced by regional and cultural traditions, many of these artists have also been exposed to western Judeo-Christian teachings, and it is this mixture of influences which is so striking in their work. The book considers the importance of these works to the development and exportation of Asian Biblical Art to the West and its reception, audience and patronage.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781904832201
(146mm x 163mm x 18mm)
Imprint: D Giles Ltd
Publisher: D Giles Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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