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Violent Grace

Edward Knippers: Paintings from 1968 to Present

Roberta Green Ahmanson (author) William Dyrness (author)
Howard N. Fox (author)
Theodore Prescott (author)
Monsignor Timothy Verdon (author)
Gregory Wolfe (author)

ISBN: 9781934491485

Publication Date: Sep 2015

Format: Hardback

The title, Violent Grace, suggests a paradox. This pairing has become an unexpected gateway into the varied and prolific artistic career of Edward Knippers. Violence conjures images of aggression while grace has long been associated with beauty, poise, or an unmerited gift. Within the ambiguity of this fertile paradox, the art of Edward Knippers opens up into something rich and rewarding.
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The title, Violent Grace, suggests a paradox. This pairing has become an unexpected gateway into the astonishingly varied and prolific artistic career of Edward Knippers. Violence conjures images of aggression while grace has long been associated with beauty, poise, or an unmerited gift, perhaps even a kind of salvation. Within the ambiguity of this fertile paradox, the art of Edward Knippers—which can initially shock and disturb—opens up into something rich and rewarding.

Our lives are reflected in the lives of his biblical characters; we understand their message in our own flesh and blood.

Edward Knippers grapples with the perennial human questions embedded in the Bible—a strenuous effort never satisfied until it has extracted a blessing. This is the image of violent grace. Drawn into the wrestling match, we come away wounded—and blessed—by a passionate, unreasonable, overwhelming beauty.
Imprint Fresco Fine Art Publications
Pages 218
Dimensions 279 x 279
Date Published 30 Sep 2015
Publisher University of New Mexico Press
Subject/s Individual artists, art monographs   History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -  

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