2 Graphic design by Denise Jansen
In my thesis, I research the relation between ritual and art. I dissect and analyze the concept of ritual to get a better understanding of it, and thereby a better insight of its components and remains to be seen in contemporary art. My thesis is divided in 4 chapters, called action, belief, communication, and function, using them as guidelines to formulate an approach to making and looking at art. In this approach, which I called 'The Ritual of Art', I am metaphorically experiencing making and looking at art as a ritual.