Women's experience, spirituality and theology for liberation and life in contemporary South Africa as expressed through visual arts with a focus on the lives and work of two women artists - Dina Cormick and Bonnie Ntshalintshali.

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dc.contributor.advisor West, Gerald O.
dc.contributor.advisor Lambert, Michael.
dc.creator Buckenham, Karen Elizabeth. en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-17T14:20:56Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-17T14:20:56Z
dc.date.created 2001
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10413/2878
dc.description Thesis (M.A.)-University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 2001. en_US
dc.description.abstract Art as an expression of spirituality and theology has the artist as a potential visionary and mediator of the spiritual. All over the world and in South Africa, the visual has been used to illustrate thought patterns, religious themes, religiousity, and to draw people closer to God. However, questions arise about how the visual images depicted by visionaries/artists express social movements, and more deeply, spiritual longings of God for liberation and life. This dissertation explores the question of representation of women's spirituality and theology for liberation and life in contemporary South Africa through visual arts. With a particular look at the lives and work of two women artists of KwaZulu Natal- Dina Cormick and Bonnie Ntshalintshali, I map the interface between religion, art, spirituality and theology, and expressions of reality of those who are dominated people. I look at women's spirituality in South Africa, art as theology, creative expressions as ways to hide and reveal, and at the specific artists in whose lives and work these questions intersect. I argue that visual art is a powerful means of both shaping and expressing spirituality and theology, and if 'read' with attention and discipline, reveals incipient movements of the Spirit. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Art--Religious aspects--Christianity. en_US
dc.subject Spirituality in the arts. en_US
dc.subject Feminist theology--South Africa. en_US
dc.subject Ntshalintshali, Bonnie, 1967-2000. en_US
dc.subject Cormick, Dina. en_US
dc.subject Women artists--South Africa. en_US
dc.subject Theses--Theology. en_US
dc.title Women's experience, spirituality and theology for liberation and life in contemporary South Africa as expressed through visual arts with a focus on the lives and work of two women artists - Dina Cormick and Bonnie Ntshalintshali. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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