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Dogmatic Constitution on the Liturgy Vatican II. See Chapter 7: Sacred Art and Sacred Furnishings.

Veneration of Holy Images Pope John Paul II

Letter to Artists Pope John Paul II, 1999

The Function Of Art Pope Pius XII

Jesus and Mary as Portrayed by Buddhist Artists. At the Tulana Research Centre for Encounter and Dialogue near Colombo, Sir Lanka, Buddhist artists have created statues and bas-reliefs depicting Jesus and Mary. Father Aloysius Pieris, S.J., founder and director of the Centre, explains how dialogue and collaboration with these artists resulted in portrayals of Jesus and Mary that incorporate Asian and Buddhist concepts and symbols and thereby offer Christians the possibility of gaining an expanded understanding and appreciation of their own religious heritage. Dilatato Corde: Online Journal of the Monastic Interreligious Dialogue, January-June 2012
  • Mary, Seat of Wisdom
  • The Boy Jesus Teaching in the Temple
  • Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the Well
  • Jesus Washing the Feet of His Disciples
  • Pietà Lanka

    The origin and the significance of the frescoes paintings in Tel Kabri (N. Israel) in the Middle Bronze Age (MBA) IIB By Kostantinos Fergadiotis. Scroll to page 87. Theologia, a publication of the Orthodox Theology Faculty from “Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad, October-December 2011

    African Art By Elizabeth Adekunle in Fulchrum, 2009

    Christ in the Works of Two Jewish Artists: When Art Is Interreligious Dialogue By Marina S. Hayman, Yale University, in Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations, 2009

    Brought Down to Earth: An Annunciation for Our Time By Gerard J. Hughes in The Way, 2009

    The Artistry of God By Peter Knott SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, January 2009

    The Window Is Closed: Engaging with Early to Mid-Twentieth Century Painting By Margaret Wilson in Cambridge Papers, September 2007

    Veiled and Unveiled Beauty: The Role of the Imagination in Augustine's Esthetics By Marianne Djuth in Theological Studies, March 2007

    The Beauty of the Arts From “The Via Pulchritudinis, Privileged Pathway for Evangelisation and Dialogue,” concluding document of the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Culture, 2006

    The Art of Spirituality By Donna Noble in Eureka Street, June 2006

    Theologians Adrift in the Sea of Art By Andrew Hamilton in Eureka Street, May 2006

    Who is an Author (an Artist)? By Davor Dzalto in Studia Theologica, 2006

    Imagenes de Dios en el Camino: Retablos, Ex-Votos, Milagritos, Murals By Ana María Pineda in Theological Studies, June 2004

    The Artistic Imagination and its Interpretive Influence on Tradition By George S. Matejka, Ursuline College, at the Epiphanies of Beauty Conference in the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, 2004

    Learning from Light: What Painting on the Premises of a Gothic Cathedral Has Taught Me about the Nature of Art, Beauty and the Creative Process By Gael Mooney, MFA, Painter, at the “Epiphanies of Beauty” Conference in the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, 2004

    Salvador Dali's The Sacrament of the Last Supper: A Theological Re-Assessment By Michael Anthony Novak, Marquette University, at the “Epiphanies of Beauty” Conference in the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, 2004

    Ethiopian Women are the Most Beautiful Women in the World By Susan L. Sprecher, University of Notre Dame, at the “Epiphanies of Beauty” Conference in the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, 2004

    Art: Truth and Politics By Garth Gillan, Professor Emeritus, Southern Illinois University, at the “Epiphanies of Beauty” Conference in the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, 2004

      Art as an Invitation to Prayer By Kathleen Walsh, Working Artist, at the “Epiphanies of Beauty” Conference in the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, 2004

    Combing the Tradition: Ralph Fasanella and the Persistence of the Catholic Imagination By Fred Herron, St. John's University, at the “Epiphanies of Beauty” Conference in the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, 2004

    Faust, Art, Religion By Kenneth Kierans in Animus, 2003

    Guadalupe at Calvary: Patristic Theology in Miguel Sánchez's "Imagen de la Virgen María" By Timothy Matovina in Theological Studies, December 2003

    A Window upon the World: Engaging with Painting By Margaret Wilson in Cambridge Papers, September 2002

    Do Catholics Worship Images? By Teresita Scully in Catholic Update, 2001

    A New Dialogue So That Art Becomes Again the Document of the Spirit By the Pontifical Art and Culture Commission in Tertium Millennium, 1997

    Art to Help Humankind Cross the "Threshold of Hope" By Carlo Chenis of the Pontifical Art and Culture Commission in Tertium Millennium, 1997

    Christ in the World of Art By Alessandro Scafi in Tertium Millennium, 1997

    Jesuits and Artists Winter 1995 issue of "Company." Includes: Artists (Jesuits' Creations). Unto the Indies (The Jesuits and the Great Mogul). Connections (Art Education in High School). With C.J. for Guide (Mentor for Many). No Two Alike (Art in a Retreat Setting). The Grandeur of God (University Fine Arts). As I See It (Musings at an Exhibition)

    Religion and the Artist: Introduction to a Poem on Dante By Paul Claudel in Communio: International Catholic Review, Summer 1995

    The Influence of Jewish Art on the Decoration of the First Christian Basilicas By Ursula Schubert in SIDIC Periodical, 1994

    Art, Faith and Culture By P. Solomon Raj in East Asian Pastoral Review, 1994

    The Arts and Christian Formation By Margaret Woodward in The Way, 1989

    The Artist from Within By Peter Wey in The Way, 1989

    Art from the Inside: Seeing and Being By Mary Simon Corbett in The Way, 1989

    Completing the Dialogue By Margaret Manion in The Way, 1989

    Christ, Priest and Poet By John B. Foley in The Way, 1989

    Contemplation and the Artist By Robert F. McGovern in The Way, 1987

    The Crucifixions of Marc Chagall: Jesus Crucified and the Martyrdom of the Jewish People By Renzo Fabris in SIDIC Periodical, 1986

    Modern Art and the Sacred: The Prophetic Ministry of Alain Couturier, O.P. By Thomas F. O'Meara in Spirituality Today, 1986

    Apocalyptic in Art: The Reredos of the Mystical Lamb, Ghent - Van Eyck's Eschatological Vision and Jewish-Christian Relations By Luc Dequeker in SIDIC Periodical, 1985

    The Witness to Faith given by the Jewish People in Medieval Christian Art By Béatrix-Marie de Drée in SIDIC Periodical, 1983

    Meditation on Picasso's "Guernica" By Neil Hurley, S.J. in Theology Today, 1980

    Are the Origins of Christian art Jewish? Some Findings at the Dura-Europos Synagogue By Joseph Gutmann in SIDIC Periodical, 1973

    Jewish Elements in Early Christian Iconography By Elisabeth Revel-Neher in SIDIC Periodical, 1973

    The Imago Dei and Christian Aesthetics By William A. Dyrness, D.Theol., in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 1972

    Art and the Art of Theology By Mary McDermott Shideler in Theology Today, 1971

    The Visual Arts and the Teaching Church By Terrence R. O'Connor in Theological Studies, September 1954

    Art and Scholasticism with Other Essays Book by by Jacques Maritain, 1947

    Art and Imitation By Claude C. H. Williamson. Scroll to page 45. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 47, From January to October, 1922

    Stained Glass By Caryl Coleman in Catholic Encyclopedia, 1912

    Mosaics By Nathaniel Westlake in Catholic Encyclopedia, 1911

    Religious Painting By Louis Gillet in Catholic Encyclopedia, 1911

    Ecclesiastical Art By George Williamson in Catholic Encyclopedia, 1909

    Christian Art Catholic Encyclopedia, 1908

    Byzantine Art By Gerhard Gietmann in Catholic Encyclopedia, 1908

    Fra Angelico By E. Leahy. Scroll to page 67. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 32, From January to October, 1907

    The Pictorial Art of the Catacombs By P. L. Connellan. Scroll to page 575. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 29, From January to October, 1904

    Dante's Madonna By Francis D. Capitain. Scroll to page 645. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 29, From January to October, 1904

    The Foundation of Esthetics By G. H. Joyce, S. J. Scroll to the October issue, p. 37. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 24, From January to October, 1899

    Old Testament Subjects in Early Christian Art By Rt. Rev. Bobert Seton. Scroll to page 501. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 20, From January to October, 1895

    Catholic Worship and Christian Art By Rev. Charles M. Carroll. Scroll to page 228. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 15, From January to October, 1890

    Art and Religion By Peter L. Foy. Scroll to page 405. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 13, From January to October, 1888

    Christian Art By Cardinal Wiseman. Scroll to page 353. In Essays on various subjects, volume 3, 1853

    Coptic Art of Egypt An article on the distinctive Christian art of Egypt

    Religious Art: Catholic Teaching down the Centuries A summary article by Rev. Roger J. Smith, pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Seattle

    Meditation with Art Another article by Rev. Roger J. Smith, pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Seattle

    Andrew Greeley: Erotic Desire in Art: A Catholic Perspective

    Byzantine Catholic Sites Contains links to these sites: Andrei Rublev, Byzantine Icon Art, Copper Icons, DominICON, Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Icon Archive, Ikons, Windows into Heaven, Novgorod Icon Gallery, Orthodox.net, Russian Culture - Holy Icons, Russian Icons: Index, Russian Icons from the Tretiakov Gallery, A Sampling of Russian Icons, St. Isaac of Syria Skete - Icons

    Icon Painting Novgorodian easel - painting has a long and complex history

    Art as Prayer: A Devotion of Love By Bob Gilroy, SJ in Prayerwindows.com

    Spiritual Art Can Serve Others By Bob Gilroy, SJ in Prayerwindows.com

    Creative Preaching through Art: The Dominican Contribution This paper by Eleanor Carlo, T.O.P offers a brief summary of a slide-lecture Workshop prepared for Dominican Family Awareness Day. Its thrust is the unique ministry of gifted Dominicans who responded to their vocation by creatively, effectively and compellingly enhancing and`supplementing the preaching of the Word of God -- plus a challenge for us today




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