Accepted paper:

Aesthetics, transcendence, spirituality: journeys to artworks in two churches of Reformed denomination near Berne, Switzerland

Authors:

David Zimmer

Paper short abstract:

Can an individual trip to an artwork in a Protestant church evoking experiences of transcendence be understood as a 'Protestant pilgrimage'? The question is discussed with a historical example of the 18th and a contemporary example of the 21st century, both located north of Berne, Switzerland.

Paper long abstract:

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Walking back to happiness? Protestant pilgrimage in relation to utopias, realities and heritages