Flowering Light: Kabbalistic Mysticism and the Art of Elliot R. Wolfson | Marcia Brennan
Flowering Light: Kabbalistic Mysticism and the Art of Elliot R. Wolfson
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Flowering Light: Kabbalistic Mysticism and the Art of Elliot R. Wolfson

by Marcia Brennan

Marcia Brennan's book on the art and thought of Elliot R. Wolfson

 

Introduction
1. Acknowledgements
2. Blake's Body: Marcia Brennan and the Paradoxical Paintings of Elliot R. Wolfson
3. Introduction: Living with the Living: Entering and Exiting the Text, by Way of Night Traces
4. Beginning by Way of Twilight: Purple Angel
5. The Epiphany of the (In)visible: Texture and Epiphany
6. The Painted Heartbeat: On Purple Wings
7. Where Light Draws Breath: Green Angel
8. The Eros of Flowering Light: Reading The Rose
9. Unsaying Eros: Fractured Androgyne
10. Oneiric Coils: Serpent's Dream and Pistis Sophia
11. "Breaking Brokenness" and Splitting the Difference: Marriage
12. Erasing Inscription, Inscripting Erasure: Palimpsest
13. Breaking Paths of Broken Light: Luminal Darkness
14. The Festival of Flames: Flaming Light
15. To Write the Cut: The Circumscripture of (E)met
16. By the Light of Our Wounds: Inkblood
17. "Working from the Other Side of the Clouds": Broken Landscape
18. The Book of Wings: Skytree
19. Saying His Own Unsaying: Passion
20. Toward an Ending, by Way of Snowfall: Self-Portrait in the Snow
21. Breaking Views of Falling Light: Vitreous Detachment and Free Fall
22. Index
23. Attributions

Marcia Brennan is Professor of Art History and Religious Studies at Rice University in Houston, Texas. She received her Ph.D. in the History of Art and Architecture from Brown University. Her research engages modern and contemporary art history and museum studies; gender theory; mysticism and comparative religion; and the emerging field of the medical humanities. She is the author of numerous books, including Curating Consciousness: Mysticism and the Modern Museum (MIT Press, 2010); Flowering Light: Kabbalistic Mysticism and the Art of Elliot R. Wolfson (Rice University Press, 2009); Modernism's Masculine Subjects: Matisse, The New York School, and Post-Painterly Abstraction (MIT Press, 2004); Painting Gender, Constructing Theory: The Alfred Stieglitz Circle and American Formalist Aesthetics (MIT Press, 2001, 2002); and she is the lead author of the Menil Collection's twentieth-anniversary exhibition catalogue, A Modern Patronage: De Menil Gifts to American and European Museums (Yale, 2007). Recently, she is the recipient of grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Office of Research, Rice University, and Rice's Humanities Research Center. In both 2009 and 2010 she was awarded the George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching. In addition to her work at Rice University, Marcia Brennan serves as an Artist In Residence in the Department of Palliative Medicine at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. This work represents the subject of two book projects.

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