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Visualizing the Vision: The History and Future of First Vision Art
|Title||Visualizing the Vision: The History and Future of First Vision Art|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|Journal||BYU Studies Quarterly|
|Keywords||Art; First Vision|
This essay traces the development of First Vision art and how it has evolved over time, examining how an artistic symbol of the First Vision has emerged that can simultaneously enhance but also limit our understanding of the vision. I will first explore how cultural factors influence art, including First Vision art. Next, I will trace in thirty-year periods a chronological development of First Vision artistic imagery and how that imagery has created a recognizable First Vision symbol. Last, I will analyze current cultural forces that might be influencing the way the First Vision is portrayed now and possibly will be in the future.
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