Monday, June 22, 2009

Art and spirituality

Artist: Paul Serusier

Ah! Here is why I try to give you great (or at least interesting) art:

All art that really draws us to look at it deeply is spiritual. Art accepts all the sadness, and transforms it implicitly affirming that beauty is essentially the presence of God.

Sister Wendy Beckett in The Mystical Now


  1. great quote because it's so true.

  2. Thank you for your consistent efforts in this area. It's one of the things I love about this blog. Even if I don't have time to read, I love to see the images.

  3. I love that quote, which expresses so clearly what I've always felt.

  4. Well, of course, I agree with you all. And it gives me great joy to hunt for the pictures. That, itself, is a spiritual practice for me!

  5. What everybody else said. There have been moments when I stood still in an art gallery, spending a long time looking at one painting and silently weeping. I like Sr Wendy's comment that "Art accepts all the sadness." It does. It does.


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