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The Re-enchantment of the WorldArt versus Religion$
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Gordon Graham

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199265961

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265961.001.0001

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Seeing the Sacred

Seeing the Sacred

(p.50) 3 Seeing the Sacred
The Re-enchantment of the World

Gordon Graham (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter traces the rise of the ‘science of religion’ and traces its impact on painting and the visual arts. It focuses on the surrealist movement and argues that its attempt to depict a mysteriously irrational reality fails.

Keywords:   science of religion, painting, visual arts, parapsychology, surrealism, mystery, irrationality

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