par Clerbois, Sébastien
Référence Revue de l'histoire des religions, 230, 1, page (85-111)
Publication Publié, 2013
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : From 1912 until his death in 1976, the painter Jean-Jacques Gailliard, a member of the New Jerusalem Church, a methodist movement inspired by Swedenborg's mysticism, created 'swedenborgian' art, a vast corpus of paintings, liturgical objects, sketches, including theoretical or literary writings as well. Within the study of the connections between the Avant-Garde and Esotericism, this paper aims to understand the framework and the meanings of this relationship. How did the emerging abstraction search for meaning in esoteric thought, and how did esotericism view/use the representation? How, within the context of sacred art, is 'rendering visible' compatible with... thought of the invisible?