Semiotic and morphological analysis of art and visual culture demonstrate the contemporary confluence between the deep structure of Hebraic consciousness and new directions in art that arise along the interface between scientific inquiry, digital technologies, and multicultural expressions.
Complementing these two analytic methodologies, alternative methodologies of kabbalah and halakhah provide postmodern methods for extending into digital age art forms. Exemplary artworks are described in the text and illustrated with photographs.
In this collection of essays, written between 1968 and 2010, C. J. Hollins reveals his thoughts on these questions in an unflinching attempt to open our eyes to the enigma of modern art. From early cave paintings and traditional masterpieces, Hollins explores the development of art, ending at the current crisis point of our times. More importantly, he offers concrete theories of what the modern artist should be striving to achieve to move us closer to a new way of perceiving the world.