ArtWay

Art opens up God’s world in all its varied richness, celebrating its glory wherever it can and lamenting its brokenness whenever needed. Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin

Visual meditations

Cildo Meireles and Michael Dryden

I propose a walk through a few galleries in London, England. As I walk I would like to consider the place of religion in contemporary art. I invite you to walk with me.

read more Cildo Meireles: Babel, detail

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H.R. Rookmaaker

Review: Modern art and the life of a culture

The authors say they want to help the Christian community recognize the issues raised in modern art and to do so in ways that are charitable and irenic. But I did not find them so. Their representation of Rookmaaker seems uncharitable and at times even misleading. 

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Exhibitions and events

2016

Here you find a list of exhibitions in galleries, museums and churches in the fall and winter. There is also a list of conferences, lectures and events all over the world, with a special focus on Europe.

read more Berenice Rarig: Whispered Prayers

Christian calendar

Ernst Barlach: The Believer

In 1934 the German sculptor Ernst Barlach (1870-1938) made a special set of sculptures: The Frieze of the Listeners, nine sculptures of people who are listening. Barlach said: ‘They are all saints or people of prayer.’

read moreErnst Barlach: The Believer, detail

Materials for Churches

Theodore Prescott: Taste and See, detail

Materials for Churches

Here you find materials for use in churches, categorized according to the Christian calendar. There are also materials about the Old and the New Testament.

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Church of the month

Church Ditchling and Museum of Art + Craft

The beginning of the 20th century saw the formation of many artists’ communities. At Ditchling in Sussex a Roman-Catholic art guild was formed by Eric Gill, David Jones and many other artists.

read more Oak screen designed by John Denman and carved by Cribb

Art and Poetry

Luci Shaw & Marietha Smit

There’s not much I don’t know about you—
yellow, red, sweet,
grubbed up roots and all.
Essential for a vigorous cuisine, 
alerting the senses.

read more Marietha Smit: Peeling IV, detail

Quotes

Quotes about Beauty

Aesthetic life is not something sophisticated – that’ s a humanistic lie. Aesthetic life is as integral to being human as building sandcastles on the beach and giving your children names. Calvin Seerveld

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In the Spotlight

Kaori Homma: Silent Summer

My current series is born out of my struggle in dealing with the invisible threat in the landscape of the post-2011 Fukushima Nuclear Fallout Disaster.

read more Kaori Homma: Fore Shadowing, detail