Feb. 27th, 2016

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Feb. 27th, 2016 12:47 am
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Art is philosophy, and some modern philosophy that informs certain types of modern art is antithetical to Christian philosophy. Certain types of distortions, or a preference for ugliness, jar with traditional notions of beauty or truth. A picture is worth a thousand words, so they often make statements. Loaded within some styles are notions of relativity and plasticity, whereas Christian philosophy as I understand it is more interested in the eternal verities and absolute non-subjective truth. I think this is best shown by clear lines and shapes with discernible representational figures. The abstract does speak to the unknowable infinity and the mysteries of the spiritual, but to most it's just confusing and leaves too much to the imagination. For those reasons, I don't think a sculptor like Henry Moore is the best choice for a religious sculpture.
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--- http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20687176&postcount=1

Some truth here re Christian sensibilities and (post-)modern art.

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