Title

James Turrell and the Northern romantic tradition

Date of Award

2010

Document Type

Masterʼs Research Paper

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Art & Art History

First Advisor

M. E. Warlick

Keywords

Turrell, James -- Criticism and interpretation, Romanticism in art, Painting, Modern -- 20th century, Light in art

Abstract

"This paper discusses the work of contemporary artist James Turrell as framed by the philosophy of the sublime. Focusing on the artist’s use of the medium of light, it addresses Turrell’s scientific approach to creating artworks and discusses his resolution of the problematic relationship between science and spirituality. This relationship is discussed through the examination of the artist’s use of total visual fields known as ganzfelden and other perceptual phenomena, such as those encountered while piloting aircraft"

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