Abstraction and illumination: the sublime and Kabbalistic creation motifs in the artworks of Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko

Brown, Rosslyn (2020) Abstraction and illumination: the sublime and Kabbalistic creation motifs in the artworks of Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko. MRes thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Abstract

This study will examine the artworks of Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko in relation to the aesthetics of the sublime and the Zoharic Creation account. It will draw most heavily from Pseudo-Longinus’ Peri Hypsous, paying particular attention to its elevation of the early verses of Genesis. References will also be made to the Burkean and Hegelian conceptions of sublimity

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (MRes)
Supervisors: Bielik-Robson, Agata
Milbank, Alison
Keywords: Newman, Barnett, 1905-1970; Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970; Abstract expressionism; Cabala; Creation in art
Subjects: N Fine Arts > ND Painting
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities
Item ID: 63853
Depositing User: Brown, Rosslyn
Date Deposited: 17 May 2021 13:21
Last Modified: 17 May 2021 13:30
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/63853

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