The Spiritual Art of Abraham Rattner: In Search of Oneness
- Publish Date: 1998-04-30
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Robert Henkes
The Spiritual Art of Abraham Rattner explores for the first time the life of an artist who captured his tremendous spirituality through his work. Rattner searched for a philosophy of oneness as he depicted religious scenes from both the Old and New Testaments as well as some secular scenes. He struggled with his own life as he compared himself with Abraham or the crucified Christ. His prayerful life was dominated by a hope for peace and an abhorrence for war and the suffering it carries with it. Henkes examines the presence of Rattner's ideas and views in his work, finding his suffering as well as his deep spirituality and love for humanity as expressed through the dominant figures of St. Francis of Assisi and Moses. Recommended for all students of art and religion.