The Catholic Artists Society and the Thomistic Institute are pleased to announce a 6-part lecture series on the nature, purpose and value of the arts…
A POETRY RENNAISANCE IS NEEDED
John Ruskin, William Wordsworth, John Donne, George Herbert- these are the names of some of the great poets. The people who, through written and verbal expression are able to take us into the imaginitive wonder which glorifies the nature of creation. A re-surgence of this kind of expression is needed in the battle against Secularism. Send links of works that you have found or done that are of the same mode and they will be posted.
"Suprised by Joy" by William Wordsworth
Surprised by joy -impatient as the wind
I turned to share the transport -Oh! with whom
But Thee, deep buried in the silent tomb,
That spot which no vicissitude can find?
Love, faithful love, recalled thee to my mind -
But how could I forget thee? Through what power,
Even for the least division of an hour,
Have I been so beguiled as to be blind
To my most grievous loss? -That thought's return
Was the worst pang that sorrow ever bore
Save one, one only, when I stood forlorn,
Knowing my heart's best treasure was no more;
That neither present time, nor years unborn,
Could to my sight that heavenly face restore.
A BAROQUE ART RENAISSANCE IS NEEDED
Baroque style art was the most important expression of the Counter-Reformation. A new "Baroque style" is needed!
Below is a small sampling of works that portray the Christian Humanism that was needed at the time, just as it is needed now in the battle against Secularism. Send links of works that you have found or done that are of the same mode and they will be posted. See more HERE.