Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Lame Christian Art

...a very interesting discussion at Jimmy Akin on Catholic art (hat tip to Marcus)
Why is Christian Art so Lame These Days?

That's a question that's worth asking.

I mean, it isn't as if Christian art has always been lame. A visit to the Sistine Chapel or a read through Dante or a listen to Mozart will tell you that.

But for some reason, right in the here and now, an enormous amount of Christian art--whether visual, literary, or musical--is just really, really lame.

And it's not driving the culture the way it used to.

Instead, it feels like a shallow copy of secular culture.

2 comments:

Margaret Duffy said...

I'm going to be discussing some of these questions on my blog http://imaginemdei.blogspot.com/
which deals with art history, art and history.

Argent said...

Thank you, Margaret. I enjoyed reading your 'blog, especially the post on Lepanto and Pius V.