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The Religious Contemporary Art of Anthony Padgett 1994-2006 By Anthony Padgett
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This lavish photographic book documents the artwork of Anthony Padgett in his groundbreaking and influential quest to understand religion and art. THEISM/ THE-ISM (1994 – 2001) was his... More > modernist “ism” to end all “isms”. A spiritual search to reconcile the Mystical & Moral perspectives through art. POSTMODERN RELIGIOUS ART – (2002-2006) was his uniting a diversity of faiths in superficial work that was still a genuine expression of faith. Included are his numerous exhibitions, Artist-in-Residency, Art Technology Award 2002, International Jewish Artist of the Year Award 2004 finalist work, commission for Liverpool Biennial 2004, performance at Edinburgh Fringe 2005 and legal case against the Tate Galleries 2005-7. He has been featured in the Guardian, the Mail on Sunday, Times, Times Educational Supplement and BBC Radio 4. He gave talks at the New York Studio School of Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art and Tate Modern. Padgett has an MA in Theory of Contemporary Art & Performance.< Less
World Religion And Modern Art By Anthony Padgett
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An essential book on a broad range of World religions (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Gnosticism, etc) Modern art forms (Romanticism, Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism,... More > YBAs, Postmodernism etc) and artists. This analysis gets to the heart of what constitutes religious art in a modern age. The book includes the work of art theorists (Benjamin, Greenberg, Debord, Bakhtin, Bataille, Sontag, Derrida) and over 120 key artists.< Less
Religion & Contemporary Art By Anthony Padgett
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These essays explore the relationship between art and religion. The first part, 2001-2002, is essays about “The Ism”, where 1994-9 Padgett united religious and spiritual perspectives by... More > uniting the art-forms appropriate to them. The second part is essays from 2002-2005, when Padgett studied at Wimbledon School of Art, London, for an MA in Theory of Contemporary Art and Performance. Padgett looks at artists (Damien Hirst, Thomas Hirschhorn, Anton Artaud, Jake and Dinos Chapman Brothers, Guillermo Gomez-Pena etc) and develops the idea of “Postmodern Religious Art”. His program of uniting the art-forms is progressed by uniting the specific material forms of religions in semi-irony with the profane – whilst keeping the sacred as of highest importance. The final part is the questionnaire that Padgett submitted to the Employment Tribunals, giving the main arguments behind his claim that the Tate Galleries were exercising religious discrimination in the way they selected artworks.< Less
The Millennium Angel By Anthony Padgett
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This book is the story of the the creation of Anthony Padgett's award winning sculpture “The Millennium-Angel” a 14 year project that began in 1994 and completed in 2008. It is a... More > photographic journal documenting the carving of his limestone sculpture and his visionary project to commemorate the millennium by harnessing the cutting edge technologies of leading UK computer manufacturers to recreate an enlarged version of it as a bronze sculpture that now resides at Leighton Hall, Carnforth, Lancashire, UK. www.millennium-angel.co.uk< Less
World Religion And Modern Art By Anthony Padgett
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An essential book on a broad range of World religions (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Gnosticism, etc) Modern art forms (Romanticism, Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism,... More > YBAs, Postmodernism etc) and artists. This analysis gets to the heart of what constitutes religious art in a modern age. The book includes the work of art theorists (Benjamin, Greenberg, Debord, Bakhtin, Bataille, Sontag, Derrida) and over 120 key artists.< Less
Divinityland By Anthony Padgett
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Divinityland is an illustrated book by award winning artist, Anthony Padgett. It is about a magical kingdom that could be far away, or just around the corner. It is a place where Gods from all around... More > the world share in love and peace. Their houses are open to all the other Gods and they use cars, trains and magic carpets to meet each other and play. Follow the adventures of Buddha and the Bunny, Christ and the Chick, Rabbi David and the Duck, Krishna and the Kitten... Welcome to DIVINITYLAND!!!< Less
The Rainbow Swastika Conspiracy By Anthony Padgett
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The 1930's Depression was fertile ground for Hitler's rise to power and now a 21st century world leader is arising against a background of dwindling energy resources, global warming, religious... More > extremism, financial meltdown and the growing economic power of China, India and Saudi Arabia. David Wolfe, a Jewish sculptor, is caught up in Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist prophecies, about Messiahs and the end of the world. He embarks on a global journey around art galleries, archaeological digs, business headquarters and religious sites. Based on a true story, this novel exposes the battle between East and West, to uncover the Rainbow Swastika Conspiracy. The book is based on Padgett's work for the Palestinian Department of Antiquities, his award winning sculpture "Zoroastrian Icarus", his lectures in New York and at Tate Modern, his 2 year Tribunal case against Mr Tony Blair and the Tate Galleries, and on his prophecies made on the 7th day of the 7th month of the year 2007. 7.7.7.< Less
The Millennium Angel By Anthony Padgett, Anthony Padgett
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This book is the story of the the creation of Anthony Padgett's award winning sculpture “The Millennium-Angel” a 14 year project that began in 1994 and completed in 2008. It is a... More > photographic journal documenting the carving of his limestone sculpture and his visionary project to commemorate the millennium by harnessing the cutting edge technologies of leading UK computer manufacturers to recreate an enlarged version of it as a bronze sculpture that now resides at Leighton Hall, Carnforth, Lancashire, UK. www.millennium-angel.co.uk< Less