Tuesday, December 1, 2009
This contemporary interpretation of the Pieta began with digital photography. Models, dressed in traditional garments were arranged, dramatically lighted and recorded. Here the best computer imaging technology is partnered with techniques of vitreous glass painting rediscovered in the restoration of early 20th Century Bavarian windows. The goal was to create a new style of art glass window for 21st Century Churches that acknowledges the trend back toward traditional design. A style that is both familiar and challenging for a contemporary audience but without the once-upon-a-time sentimentality popular a century ago.
Joseph K. Beyer
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Curator of Art
Monday, November 30, 2009
November 28, 2008: Placido Domingo puts Pope John Paul II poems to music. Click to read the article on ZENIT.
November 27, 2008: Pope Benedict XVI says the artist’s mission is “to stir up awe at and desire for the beautiful." Read the article on Catholic Online.
October 15, 2008: Art as bridge to Scripture emerges as a topic at Synod of Bishops. Click to read the article from Catholic News Service.
October 13, 2008: "Art must be used in proclaiming the word of God," German Bishop remarks. Click to read the article from Catholic News Agency.
September 19, 2008: Dramatic stories in Bible have inspired artists for centuries. Read the news brief from Catholic News Service.
September 1, 2008:
August 26, 2008: Master's program in Architecture, Sacred Arts, and Liturgy at the
July 7, 2008: Pope Benedict XVI says music is an evangilization tool. Read the full article on ZENIT.
July 4, 2008: Archbishop Raymond Burke founds the Institute for Sacred Music. Read an interview with the Institute's first director, Fr. Samuel Weber, on ZENIT.
June 20, 2008: The Foundations’ assistant director, Rachel Ross, is interviewed by ZENIT on the current exhibit, Redeeming Beauty. Read the full interview.
April 25, 2008: "Music infuses hope into the human soul," says Pope Benedict. Full story from CNA
March 14, 2008: The Foundation for Sacred Arts moves to a new location in downtown
March 9, 2008: Redeeming Beauty opens at Ave Maria University in
February 7, 2008:
October 15, 2007: "Sacred music safeguards tradition of the Church and is of greater value than any other art," Pope says. Full story from CNA
April 17,2007: Pope praises the power of music to raise the gaze of man to "absolute Good and Beauty". Full story from the Catholic News Agency.
March 1, 2007: Enriching prayer: Artists, enthusiasts promote local, sacred art . Click here for the full story from the Phoenix Catholic Sun.