Sign In . Don't have a World Wisdom ID? Sign Up

   Limit Search to: Advanced Search
Spiritual Poetry
The Sermon of All Creation: Christians on Nature
Interview with Frithjof Schuon - on Spirituality
Interview with Frithjof Schuon - on Primordiality
How can we understand Native American traditions?
Memories (video clips) of Martin Lings by Michon and Petitpierre
What bridges exist between Christianity and Islam?
Exploring "Timeless in Time" - a biography of Sri Ramana Maharshi
The Writings of Frithjof Schuon
Science and the Myth of Progress
Slideshows
  Introduction Back to the List of Slideshows
    
slide 10 of 10


Can Christian art be reborn?

"The character of Christian painting is essentially, and not accidentally, figurative. This means that it can never dispense with the traditional prototypes that safeguard it from arbitrariness. These prototypes always leave a fairly wide margin for the exercise of creative genius, as well as for the special needs of times and places, in so far as these may be legitimate...The success of any such enterprise is dependent above all on intuitive wisdom; as for originality, charm, and freshness, these will come of their own accord.

"Christian art will not be reborn unless it completely frees itself from individualistic relativism, and returns to the sources of its inspiration, which by definition are situated in the 'timeless.'"
Icon painting from the Danilov-Kloster, Moscow, 20th century
Back to the List of Slideshows



Home | Books | DVDs | Authors | eProducts | Members | Slideshows | Library | Image-Gallery | Links | About Us | Sitemap





Privacy Statement
Copyright © 2008