Chapter 13 of my research book about the morality and politics of our time as seen through the subjects of representational art is now available.

Metaphors and Revelation

Steven Assael works allegorically. “Passengers” describes a metaphorical journey between new and old civilizations, between the present and the past,” James F. Cooper informed us in the Newington-Cropsey Foundation’s American Arts Quarterly 26(3). The monkeys here are personifications of the distraction that the soul must conquer.


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