Some Images of a "New Creation" in Twentieth-Century Art
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Badiee, J. “Some Images of a ‘New Creation’ in Twentieth-Century Art”. The Journal of Bahá’í Studies, vol. 7, no. 1, Mar. 1995, pp. 1-21, doi:10.31581/jbs-7.1.441(1995).


The theme of destruction is so common in twentieth-century art that it is easy to make the superficial mistake of dismissing much of modern art as dealing with death and despair. However, a closer study of this perios can reveal that there has also always been a fascination with the subjects of birth, renewal, and new beginnings. Many of the art forms of our century exhibit a profound and purposeful break from the past and can be understood as a continuing attempt by modern artists to create a unique and unprecedented visual language for the age in which we live. This article looks at the works of some twentieth-centur artists to show that, whether they were aware of the Baha'i Revelation or not, many of these artists have been compelled to express the quiet, yet unmistakable theme of a "new creation."
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