Modern Art and the Life of a Culture

St. Matthew’s had the pleasure of hosting Jonathan Anderson, MFA in early August 2017. Jonathan Anderson (MFA, California State, Long Beach) is an artist and professor at Biola University, and his recent book “Modern Art and the Life of a Culture” (co-authored by William Dyrness) offers a rereading of the history of modern art which highlights the religious contexts and the theological concerns that shaped its development. This rereading produces revised accounts of several of the most important modern artists—including Vincent van Gogh, Vasily Kandinsky, Hugo Ball, Kazimir Malevich, John Cage, Andy Warhol, and many others—arguing that the history of modernism is much more (theologically) interesting than it has yet been given credit for.

Below you will find his presentation in PDF format, as well as recorded audio of the entire lecture.

Jonathan Anderson Modern Art Lecture (PDF)

Part One

Part Two

Part Three