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Georgia O'Keefe Speaks to Me

In previous posts, I have written about the Sacred, art and communication. I believe that God speaks through both the artist and the art. Sacred art – painting, Gregorian chant, sculpture, religious architecture, symphonies, stained glass windows, Greek Orthodox icons or Zen gardens – art speaks to me of the Sacred beyond my senses. 256 more words


Matisse's Masterpiece

Another highlight of Henri Matisse:  The Cut-Outs at MoMA was learning about Matisse’s work in the  Chapel of the Rosary in Vence, France.

Matisse was originally hired to design the stained glass windows, but eventually went on to design the chapel (working with the architect Auguste Perret) and its contents, including the Stations of the Cross, the alter linens, the priests’ vestments and the furniture. 132 more words

Henri Matisse

A Thunderous Epiphany: How Symbols Are Created

“Symbols throw us across a spiritual abyss. When contemplating a sacred work of art, it may feel as if a great divide separated us from the Holy hidden in images. 354 more words


Monet Speaks to Me

Here’s another installment of art that speaks to me: Impressionism by Claude Monet.
I sometimes wonder if Monet saw God in the shadows between his brush strokes? 110 more words


Van Gogh Speaks to Me

In college, I took two Humanities courses that turned me on to classical music and fine art. I was not raised to appreciate art nor did I understand it. 314 more words


Mystery Painting

I’ve seen a likeness of it once before. I’m not sure where. Probably in a book cover, a poster. And then I saw it again at the Vatican Museum recently. 125 more words