My little sister beat me to rambling about this to the internet. Today, for the closing of a conference at my church, there was a panel discussion with eight pastors, including AK and AP. One of the topics covered is near and dear to my heart. The role of art in the life of a Christian. My freshman year in college, I majored in art. Although I let that go for something far more practical, I often wonder what my attitude toward all creative things should be. Until tonight I didn't have a clear answer. This wonderful discussion not only cleared the fog in my mind, but also helped form new convictions. The timing of this discussion is amazing. Last night I got past my year-long artistic block...
To avoid redundancy, read more on this topic at The Scarlet Compass.
BONUS QUESTION: If art is a reflection of a society's state, what does your local museum's modern gallery say about us?
This is a great excuse to post some art on my blog, here are some of my all time favorites. Please forgive me for the lack of connection between these. I might just do individual posts on one of them someday.
|Michelangelo. Libyan Sybil, Sistine Ceiling. 1512|
|Winslow Homer. Snap the Whip. 1872|
|Elizabeth-Louise Vigee-Lebrun. Self-Portrait with Her Daughter, Julie. 1789.|
If you attended the discussion, here's the painting that was mentioned by AP.
|Черный квадрат, K. Малевич, 1915.|