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Posted on 07/28/2008 9:19:37 PM PDT by annalex
... At the centre of Catholic art is the human figure. This is extremely bold, and marks us off from all other religious and cultural inheritances. The contempt felt today among the halbbildungen for the "Old Masters," and for the idealists of "the beautiful," is not for their art but for their Catholicism.
Item: This sculptural focus upon the figure -- Christ, saints, Madonnas, etc. -- is what makes mediaeval and renaissance art all of one piece.
Item: Protestants progressively abandoned the whole figure for bourgeois facial portraiture. This had little to do with puritanism. It was more like the invention of television.
Item: The nude, presented in art, is a peculiarly Catholic invention.
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This is obviously not an article heavy on theology but is a good illustration of Catholic mindset and spirituality. Please read the entire essay at source.
On Salvation Outside the Catholic Church
The Great Heresies
SALVATION PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
JUSTIFICATION IN CATHOLIC TEACHING
Hermits and Solitaries [Ecumenical]
THE PRIESTHOOD DEBATE
RIGHTEOUSNESS AND MERIT
A Well-Rounded Pope [Ecumenical]
A Monastery to Last 1,000 Years [Ecumenical]
Explaining Purgatory from a New Testament Perspective [Ecumenical]
In the Crosshairs of the Canon [How We Got The Bible] [Ecumenical]
'An Ordinance Forever' - The Biblical Origins of the Mass [Ecumenical]
Beginning Catholic: Church Authority In Scripture [Ecumenical]
Beginning Catholic: Catholic Tradition: Life in the Spirit [Ecumenical]
Vatican plea to uncover Virgin Mary and show her breast-feeding baby Jesus
Why do Catholics have to confess their sins to a priest instead of praying straight to God? [Ecu]
Our Times: The Age of Martyrs
The Eucharist - the Lord's Sacrifice, Banquet and Presence
Beginning Catholic: Catholic Morality: Life in Christ [Ecumenical]
Chosen In Him: The Catholic Teaching on Predestination [Ecumenical]
The Sacraments [Ecumenical]
Beginning Catholic: A Strong Start in the Faith: The Catholic RCIA Stages [Ecumenical]
Beginning Catholic: The RCIA Inquiry Stage In the Catholic Church [Ecumenical]
Yes folks. This:
Better Warhol than what I’ve seen.
Nude from the back? Please...
Andy was much more than Campbell’s Soup cans and Marilyn. Unfortunately, much of his better work in in private collections.
The less celebrated works of his are better, indeed.
He started out as a shoe illustrator for department store ads, iirc, so obviously he could draw.