Feast of the Ascension
It’s today. I love this picture so much. I’ve learned that the iconography of the disappearing feet is a pretty late medieval development – more on that at Ad Imaginem Dei – and that there is lots more of it. The earlier iconography of the ascension is equally awesome, though. Much more recently, Salvador Dali’s…
“The Artist’s Family”
hopefully we can see ourselves for who and what we are – works of art, made by a gracious, divine artist
R.I.P. and Thanks, James Ensor
James Ensor (April 13 1860 – November 19, 1949) was the post-impressionist/early expressionist artist who gave the world Christ’s Entry into Brussels in 1889. My “bucket list” has never been long. But from the time I fell in love with this painting at first sight from the plate in some modern art text, seeing the…
The Good Kind of Envy?
Taylor, Barbara Brown. Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others. HarperCollins, 2019. [An Installment of the “Read Me” Project.] I read an excerpt from Holy Envy in the Christian Century and thought “I’d like to read that book,” even though I didn’t agree with Barbara Brown Taylor about original sin. A couple of…
Think Much About Myanmar?
DeLisle, Guy. Burma Chronicles. Drawn and Quarterly. 2014. [An Installment of the “Read Me” Project.] It’s a comic book. That’s probably not ALL anyone needs to know, but it explains a lot. I picked it up out of curiosity at the bookstore [“Hey, what is this?”] and was so charmed by the account, if account…
This came in email from Plough. It’s here because I didn’t want to lose it: Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up…