Letter from the Editor – Holy Art

Letter from the Editor – Holy Art

When we set out our planning schedule, we determined what topics we should cover and when those topics should be covered. As you may notice, we cannot cover some of the topics as in-depth as we would like. Last week, several articles and photo essays were started, but – probably because of the holiday rush—we were not able to publish any “on-topic” articles. Luckily, we have a constant stream of information and reviews that provide value to our readers. We are trying to get more writers to provide topic specific articles. Until we get a steady roster of writers, we will at least reference a topic each week and then try our best to address it, and we would appreciate any help that you can provide!

In line with previous Letters from the Editor, here is my brief introduction to “Holy Art.” What I had in mind for “Holy Art” was a discussion of religious inspired art. I’ll publish a review of Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus (I previously provided a sneak peak of this show ), and I will provide a photo essay of the contemporary art at the St. Bonaventure Monastery (Capuchin Order) . I believe these two reviews will focus on artwork that is inspired by religious views in contrast to artwork that plays to a viewer’s sentimentality for religion. I will also look for other examples of holy art that falls into the former category (and maybe some that fall into the later category for contrast).

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