Philosophical reflections on art, religions and atheism


Rodolfo Papa


Espíritu: ISSN 0014-0716, Year 70, Issue 161, 2021, pages 201-226




The relationship between art and religions is analyzed, outlining the notion of “system of art”. Then the contestation of the “system of Christian art” that has occurred in recent centuries, is specifically addressed, through various types of revivals mechanisms. Finally, forms of contemporary art which declare themselves atheistic are analyzed. In the contemporary world we encounter a lot of art full of gods and against God, or an art that lacks God; an art that between disbelief and unbelief cannot find the right measure between meaning and its form, because the “system of art” always expresses a vision of the world, in such a way that between form and content there is always a one-to-one relationship.

Key words:

System of art, revival, Christianity, atheism.


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