|Dr. Caroline Farey|
In her introduction Dr. Farey said that the Contemporary Religious Artists Association(CRAA) is extremely important and of great value to the Church. "We need to do all that we can to be a center of Catholic culture so that the fullness of our heritage can really inspire people," she said. Then she dived right into her presentation and I found a deeper understanding of our faith with every word she spoke and I am greatly inspired to continue to learn more.
|Virgin and Child by Quentin Matsys (1465-1530) from the Royal National Gallery in Brussels, Belgium|
|Raphael's Crucifixion (1483-1520)|
For another deep and fascinating explanation from Dr. Farey regarding this painting, visit David Clayton's website, The Way of Beauty. Once reading this article, you'll want to visit David Clayton's site again and again to dive ever more deeply into the theology of religious art. Like Dr. Farey, David Clayton is an internationally respected artist who gives so much to the Church through teaching and mentoring artists and those who appreciate religious art.