Tuesday, July 05, 2011
"The Splendor of Truth, Beauty of Charity" Exhibition Fails
I am rather dissapointed by this exhibition, "The Splendor of Truth, Beauty of Charity" to celebrate the Pope's 60th anniversary of ordination. Most of the exhibits seem to be decidedly "safe" and rather self concious, even ironic. From the images of the exhibits I have seen none seem capable of saying, "The Word became flesh and dwelt amongst us" on the contrary they seem to relish iconoclastic abstraction. As far as Christianity is concerned they embody an art of rupture rather than continuity, very much the "Spirit of Vatican II.
There is truly Christian modern art that speaks of faith but not in this exhibition. It is so important the Church promotes a truly Christian art, the Vatican hanging committee has failed in this respect, their exhibits are neither seem able to speak of the Truth of our faith nor of the beauty of Charity, some, most are just plain ugly.
Compare and contrast these two crucifixions:
Posted by Fr Ray Blake