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Only One Star?

There are certain books that simply have to exist in order for me to be me.  I couldn’t be the person I am without The Lord of the Rings… 613 more words


Instagram Gem O' Th'day #2: Alex Grey

Because I find some of the most striking visual art when prowling through people’s Instagram posts.

This is the second installment in a series of more brief articles I’m doing revolving around one image by a living artist, taken from an Instagram post. 1,304 more words

Contemporary Art

Instagram Gem O' Th'day #1: Charlie Immer

Because I find some of the most striking visual art when prowling through people’s Instagram posts.


Don’t be deceived by the comically horrific subject matter, this is a serious and sophisticated achievement in fine art painting. 422 more words


Drizzling from above - Vanité by Frank Cadogan Cowper

Her beauty shines from within, piercing her frail white skin to reach the depths of our spirits, touching our hearts. Untouchable, unattainable, transformed by the light which surrounds her silhouette, the simple girl appears to be a princess in our blinded eyes. 154 more words


The Return of Religion in Contemporary Art Criticism

My previous post featured Jonathan A. Anderson lecturing on the lack of theological considerations in contemporary art criticism. This lecture comes several years later and takes a look at how religion is reappearing in the writings about contemporary art over the past two decades.


The (In)visibility of Theology in Contemporary Art Criticism

Many art critics have religious leanings. Many artists have religious leanings. Many works of art deal with religious themes. However, there would seem to be an unspoken pact among art critics (and art teachers) that religion and theological concerns will not be seriously considered as a topic or approach to thinking and writing about art. 114 more words


Cezanne and Copeau

During my research into the architecture and scenography of Jacques Copeau’s Theatre du Vieux Colombier, I came across this Harlequin by Cezanne, of 1888-90 that seemed to embody all the ideas of Copeau for his settings and costumes. 154 more words