Can the meditative viewing of art be a window into the infinite? Can we use art to deepen and enrich our faith? Clearly, the answer is yes. Art has been used as a religious tool since humans first began to create.
This blog is a personal exploration of the ways that great art moves me closer to God. The main focus will be on western art with a Christian emphasis, but I may include other world religions and artistic cultures that interest me from time to time.
About me: I’m an art historian whose main area of specialization is ancient Greek and Roman art. However, I’ve been moved by Christian images since I was a young girl in Catholic church. After reading Henri Nouwen’s powerful reflection on Rembrandt’s The Return of the Prodigal Son, I’ve wanted to try using art as a way to connect with the deeper spiritual resonances of scripture and faith. Ultimately, I would like to help others to do the same, so I’ve created this blog as a way to curate visual contemplations for myself and others who are on this spiritual journey.