Posts Tagged ‘Art’

Writing as Art

During my final semester of college, I’m taking a class called “Vision, Voice, and Practice.” The painting and poetry professors have teamed up to teach it, and it’s offered for either upper division Art or English credit. That’s where the “Vision” (art) and “Voice” (writing) parts...
March 25th, 2014 | Art & Literature, Media | Read More

The Art of Self-Knowledge

I’m my own worse critic. I don’t mean to say that I see every flaw in my writing; I mean I only see the flaws in my writing. The difference may be slight, but it is like the difference between deciding to sit down and practice the piano, and deciding to push the piano out of a 10 story building,...
December 16th, 2013 | Art & Literature | Read More

From Death to Life, Not Rot to Sanitation: Part 2

Three weeks ago I wrote about Christians having to live with TV and pop culture that is frankly yucky. I said that even though pop culture is often disgusting and rotten, Christians who are moving from death to life in Christ have to engage with it because 1. there is some good in it still and 2. they...
June 11th, 2013 | Culture, Film, Gaming, Media, Music | Read More

Non-Christian Art: Three Christian stances and why to care

Sometimes, Christians make bad art. Perhaps its because they don’t have talent or training, perhaps its because they get confused about what good art means. That doesn’t perplex me. There are lots of reasons to fail in art, and enough Christians succeed to show that faith isn’t a disqualifier....
July 9th, 2012 | Art & Literature, Culture, Featured, Media | Read More

“Christian” Hip-Hop: What Does That Even Mean?

Last week, we talked a bit about the importance of Christian hip-hop/rap as a genre, and then provided numerous examples of theologically-influenced lyrics from within the genre. Hopefully you’ve taken a few minutes to check some of those artists out. What follows today is a discussion of a debate...
August 30th, 2011 | Culture, Featured, Music, Religion | Read More

When Pop Art Gets Critical: Andy Warhol

I used to dismiss Andy Warhol as “shallow”–that is, until I dug a little deeper and discovered the underlying coherence of his work. Warhol’s two most famous pieces, the Marilyns and the Campbell’s Soup Cans, highlight the persistent theme of his body of work: the dehumanizing...
September 22nd, 2010 | Art & Literature, Media | Read More

Twenty | 25 June 2010

Twenty is a collection of apparently disparate images that have been thoughtfully selected to complement a great work of art (displayed first in the collection below).  Today’s featured image is the Doni Tondi by Michaelangelo. Every individual image may be contemplated in conjunction with the original...
June 25th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Other, Twenty | Read More

Twenty | 11 June 2010

Twenty is a collection of apparently disparate images that have been thoughtfully selected to complement a great work of art (displayed first in the collection below).  Today’s featured image is The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger. Every individual image may be contemplated in conjunction...
June 11th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Other, Twenty | Read More

Twenty | 4 June 2010

Twenty is a collection of apparently disparate images that have been thoughtfully selected to complement a great work of art (displayed first in the collection below).  Today’s featured image is Peace – The Burial at Sea by JMW Turner. Every individual image may be contemplated in conjunction...
June 4th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Other, Twenty | Read More

Twenty | 28 May 2010

Twenty is a collection of apparently disparate images that have been thoughtfully selected to complement a great work of art (displayed first in the collection below).  Today’s featured image is Penelope Unravelling Her Web by Joseph Wright of Derby. Every individual image may be contemplated in...
May 28th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Other, Twenty | Read More