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.


Margaret Duffy said...

I'm going to be discussing some of these questions on my blog
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.