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A Contraction of Ideology

February 7, 2013 |

Camille Paglia writes about capitalism and art in the Wall Street Journal.

Does art have a future? Performance genres like opera, theater, music and dance are thriving all over the world, but the visual arts …

Photography and Time

February 7, 2013 |

Susan Sontag, from On Photography (1973)

It is a nostalgic time right now, and photographs actively promote nostalgia. Photography is an elegiac art, a twilight art. Most subjects photographed are, just by virtue of being …

The Worlds of Wes Anderson

February 1, 2013 |

A lovely essay by Michael Chabon on director Wes Anderson.

The world is so big, so complicated, so replete with marvels and surprises that it takes years for most people to begin to notice that it …

In Defense of “Les Misérables”

January 10, 2013 |

Brett McCracken discusses Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables over at Mere Orthodoxy.

Some may be (understandably) skeptical of any movie that can bring so many people–even grown men like Gerson–to tears. Surely a movie like that …

A Message in a Bottle

October 21, 2012 |

Dan Siedell discusses Christian reflection on art in a post for Cultivare

Whether an artist realizes it or not, every technical decision she makes in her studio proves what kind of artist she is and will …

The Religion of Rembrandt

July 15, 2012 |

Over at CIVA, Jack Kinyon writes about Rembrandt’s personal faith.

One of the main themes discussed in Rembrandt’s Faith is Covenant Theology. This theology emphasizes God’s interaction with His chosen people through covenants, culminating with the …