Transfigurations

By (author) Alex Grey

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Transfigurations
By (author) Alex Grey

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Pages : 176

Book Size : 10.5 x 13.5

ISBN-13 : 9780892818518

Imprint : Inner Traditions

On Sale Date : October 01, 2001

Format : Hardcover Book

Illustrations : 202 color and 93 b&w images

Transfigurations is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Sacred Mirrors, one of the most successful art books of the 1990s. Grey's luminous paintings of human beings blend scientific detail with the visionary depictions of universal life energy, leading us on the soul's journey from the material world to a vision of our divine self.
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About Transfigurations

Ten years of visionary artwork from a rare artist embraced by critics, spiritual leaders, and the general public during his lifetime.

* Includes essays on Grey's work by the renowned art critic Donald Kuspit and by Stephen Larsen, author of Fire in the Mind: The Authorized Biography of Joseph Campbell.

* The long-awaited follow-up to Sacred Mirrors.

Every once in a great while an artist emerges who does more than simply reflect the social trends of the time. These artists are able to transcend established thinking and help us redefine ourselves and our world. Today, a growing number of art critics, philosophers, and spiritual seekers believe they have found that vision in the art of Alex Grey. 

Transfigurations is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Sacred Mirrors, one of the most successful art books of the 1990s. It includes all of Grey's major works completed in the past decade, including the masterful seven-paneled altarpiece Nature of Mind, called "the grand climax of Grey's art" by Donald Kuspit. Grey's portrayals of human beings blend scientific exactitude with visionary depictions of universal life energy, leading us on the soul's journey from material world encasement to recovery of our divinely illuminated core. 

Table of Contents

Table of content

Foreword 
    Albert Hofmann

Transfigurations
    An Artist's Journey
       Stephen Larsen

    Early Years
    Performance Rites
    Hieros Gamos: Sacralizing Relationship
       Interview with Alex and Allyson Grey
    The Sacred Mirrors
    Transfiguration

Alex Grey's Mysticism
    Donald Kuspit

Art and the Integral Vision
    A Conversation with Ken Wilber and Alex Grey

Nature of Mind

Chapel of Sacred Mirrors

World Soul

Cosmic Christ

Acknowledgments

Author Bio
Alex Grey is the author of Sacred Mirrors and The Mission of Art. His work has graced the album covers of Nirvana and the Beastie Boys, has appeared in Newsweek, and has been exhibited around the world, including the New Museum and Stux Gallery in New York City, the Grand Palais in Paris, and the ARK exhibition space in Tokyo. In 1999 the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego honored Grey with a mid-career retrospective. He lives in New York with his wife, artist Allyson Grey, and their daughter, actress Zena Grey. 

Visit the author's web site at http://www.alexgrey.com/.

Reviews

Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"Grey's work, like all great transcendental art, is not merely symbolic or imaginary: it is a direct invitation to recognize and realize a deeper dimension of our very own being."
Ken Wilber, author of Integral Psychology and The Eye of Spirit

"Grey's vision of a flawed but perfectible mankind stands as an antidote to the cynicism and spiritual malaise prevalent in much contemporary art."
New York Times

"Alex Grey is making some of the most beautifully refined imagist work in the country today."
Walter Hopps, senior curator, Guggenheim Museum and Menil Collection

"Grey brings us an ever-deepening visual contemplation on the nature of personal and transpersonal identity."
Bodhi Tree Bookstore, Winter 2002/Spring 2003

"Grey's portrayals of human beings blend scientific exactitude with visionary depictions of universal life energy....a rare artist embraced by critics, spiritual leaders, and the general public during his lifetime. Grey's art leads us on a transformative journey through the darkness of the material world to the divinely illumined core....an ever-deepening visual contemplation on the nature of personal and transpersonal identity."

SirReadaLot.org, Oct. 1, 2004



"As much about the mysteries of the life as it is about the creative process, Transfigurations displays the mind, spirit, and soul of the artist in a way that defies traditions of dryly worded art books or demure coffee table decorations. . . . I am treasuring this book, keeping it on my shelf and opening its pages when I need inspiration."
Diana Rajchel, The Beltane Papers, Mar 2006

"A beautiful, unusual work."
The Midwest Book Review, May 2002

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