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Play is the most serious thing in life. Hans Rookmaaker

Visual meditations

Sassandra: Ecce Homo

Above the cross is written ECCE HOMO – this is the man, man and God, true man and true God. This central affirmation allows us to understand the redemptive value of Christ’s sacrifice.

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Antonio Gaudi: Sagrada Familia, detail

Theodore Prescott: Inside Sagrada Familia

The columns resemble the trunks of trees. Gaudi conceived of the whole interior as a forest, where the nave ceiling would invoke the image of an arboreal canopy.

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Exhibitions and events

2017

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

read more Eva-Maria Beller: Salt Book

Christian calendar

Roger Wagner: Lazarus (Psalm 49)

by Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker

We see in this painting only Jesus and Lazarus. The setting has been reduced to its very essence: Jesus, the open grave, and Lazarus.

read moreRoger Wagner: Lazarus (Psalm 49), 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

France: Metz Cathedral

Nicknamed “God’s Lantern,” Metz Cathedral is renowned for its vast expanse of stained glass—covering 6,496 square meters, three as much as in Chartres. The amount is impressive, but so too is its variety. 

read more Marc Chagall

Art and Poetry

Dennis O’Driscoll & David Robinson

His grace is no longer called for
before meals: farmed fish multiply
without His intercession.
Though we rebelled against Him
like adolescents, uplifted to see
an oppressive father banished -
we confess to missing Him at times.

read more David Robinson: Vertical Desire, detail

Art and Music

Album cover

Alana Levandoski & Julie Ann Stevens

The Divine placed wholly in human flesh, the infinite squashed down into finite, like the entire ocean is poured into a pool, the Christ, He was bursting at the seams.

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In the Spotlight

Modern Art and the Life of a Culture - Review

The authors focus on what they see as Rookmaaker’s dark take on modern art rather than giving proper weight to his appreciation of the good job modern art does in addressing the negative implications of a culture that is turning its back on God.

read more Paul Klee: Bust of a Child, detail