There is a newly-discovered version of the legend of Pandora’s Box. In this third version insanity, despair, and hatred had overrun the world and Pandora, driven by a sense of hope, opened the box by unlocking it with a key. Out from the box rose up all the glories of humanity and they spread throughout the world with undiminished splendor. Pandora discovered that the glories had never disappeared, but it was humankind that had lost the key to identifying the magnificence that lay before them.
This collection of essays will give you the key that unlocks the transformative power of art.
Have you ever been puzzled by the postmodern art shown in contemporary art museums? Or speculated on the motivations of postmodern artists and curators who show it? Or wondered what it says about our contemporary culture and if there is hope for our future? In Art: Modern, Postmodern, and Beyond, philosopher Stephen Hicks and artist Michael Newberry sift through the seemingly inexplicable aesthetic confusion to arrive at meaningful understanding of art and its antithesis. In this book you will gain an understanding of:
• How modernist reduction led to postmodern nihilism
• Why the postmodern experiment is self-defeating
• How understanding postmodern art enables us to remove it from
its favored status and replace it with more substantial art
• How aesthetic ideas matter in shaping flourishing ends
• How being reasonable restores excitement, confidence, and joy in everything to do with art
What they are saying about Evolution Through Art:
“I recommend this book — highly — to art lovers.”
Stephen Hicks, philosopher
“There is a clear headed strength in Newberry’s words. He is a great figurative artist who is commentating on postmodern art. He is like a man staring down a vicious beast, and without flinching, is able to subdue it. And in this strength he is giving power to figurative artists everywhere.”
“It is an absolutely AMAZING and mind-expanding book.”
What they are saying about Newberry Color Theory:
“Newberry offers us 16 shimmering pastels, each exploring a dramatically different way to present light, shadows, spatial depth and entities themselves, and each of them (like each of Bach’s pieces) creating a different emotional mood thereby.”
“If you are an artist that want to become True Master in your craft, this book is for you.
If you are a human looking for the secret of Happy Life, this book is for you.”
Petia Lilova Matschke
“Lovely, inspiring, full of expert advice.”
Jennifer Jane Hogan