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The elitism, commodification and commercialisation in the current contemporary art world need challenging, and Christians should be prepared to do that. Adrienne Chaplin

Year A, 10th Sunday of the Summer

A year, 10th Sunday of the Summer, Matthew 16:21-27

Night Sky is the title of this painting by the American artist Carol Aust. I see this work as a depiction of how it might look when you renounce yourself, take up your cross and follow Jesus: a woman on her way in the night, determined but also somewhat frightened and forlorn. "In my work every individual finds him/herself at one crossroad or another on a spiritual/psychological journey. My works are emotionally charged narrative fragments, filled with a certain mystery." Here the Van-Goghlike night sky seems to tell that the woman is not alone.

Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker 

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Carol Aust works in acrylic on canvas and wood panels from her studio in Oakland, California. Her figurative paintings are emotionally-charged narrative fragments infused with mysterious tension and secrecy. She often places her figures in precarious environments where anything could happen. Sometimes celebratory, sometimes lonely and disturbing, her paintings express a wide range of human desire and yearning. Aust’s work consistently features strong and vibrant colors along with figures that are both engaging and vulnerable. Through her own private study she has been influenced by artists such as Emil Nolde, Marc Chagall, Käthe Kollwitz, and the German expressionists. Her work is represented in private collections throughout the United States. http://www.carolaust.com


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- May 2017: Pentecost: Images for the Holy Spirit
- April 2017: Fra Angelico: Christ in Limbo
- February 2017: Roger Wagner: Lazarus (Psalm 49)
- January 2017: Gislebertus: The Dream of the Three Kings
- November 2016: Advent: Butterfly
- November 2016: Reformation Day: Luther and Dürer
- September 2016: Reformation Day: Luther and Dürer
- June 2016: Ernst Barlach: The Believer
- March 2016: Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: Seven Last Words of Christ
- February 2016: Aaron Douglas & James Johnson: Listen Lord
- January 2016: 25 January - Caravaggio: The Conversion of Saul
- December 2015: Meditating on the Life of Christ
- November 2015: Gor Chahal and Jan Krist
- October 2015: Reformation Day: Luther and Dürer
- August 2015: Ordinary Time
- June 2015: Van Gogh: The Sower
- April 2015: Lynn Aldrich: Grid Buster
- March 2015: Good Friday: I am Thirsty
- February 2015: Jesus and the Samaritan Woman
- November 2014: Gor Chahal and Jan Krist
- November 2010: Advent - Until He Comes!