Art

Catholic News Service is running a piece about the new statue unveiled in Rome to commemorate Bl. John Paul II (statue pictured). Wow is it ugly. And inappropriate. Even L’Osservatore Romano—the Vatican’s newspaper—has commented on how lame it is. (I guess that’s one fortunate thing about LOR‘s turn toward less anodyne commentary; if we’ve got […]

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                     Hey, JA.O readers! Long time no blog! I've had my little hands full, but wanted to let you all know about a new outlet for my artwork, since I have had some queries from some of you about buying reproductions of my stuff. Up to now, […]

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Tim Jones, here. This is about a week late, but I wanted to let JA.O readers know that several pieces of my work are inexplicably featured in the current edition of a well-respected online literary journal, The Christendom Review. This has been in the works for a while, and the actual date of publication sort […]

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(from my blog Old World Swine)   Well, life is full of surprises, ain't it? Remember a while ago, when I was asking readers to send in their impressions of the local and personal effects of the recession and the stock market crash? I made my own observation at the time that I was seeing […]

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Hey, Tim Jones, here. Today marks the *official* launch of my long anticipated (by me, anyway… I always was a procrastinator) Daily Painting blog. Now, "daily painting" doesn't mean necessarily a painting a day… it just means I plan to paint daily, and I'll offer that work on the new blog (via e-bay). In practice […]

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Hey, Tim Jones, here. The following is a post I just put up at my blog, but I thought Jimmy’s readers might find of interest; I’m going to hurriedly try to respond to some recent art posts over at The Aesthetic Elevator, even though I can’t give them the time and thought they deserve, right […]

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That’s a question that’s worth asking. I mean, it isn’t as if Christian art has always been lame. A visit to the Sistine Chapel or a read through Dante or a listen to Mozart will tell you that. But for some reason, right in the here and now, an enormous amount of Christian art–whether visual, […]

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From Old World Swine, the long-ago promised conclusion to my "But Is It Art?" series, Part One; I titled this series "But, Is It Art?" because that was the question I sought to answer regarding non-representational (purely abstract) art, like the Robert Motherwell piece at left. My first instinct – my bias early on – […]

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The Nekkid Truth

by Jimmy Akin

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Another from Old World Swine; I remember the first time I sat in a figure drawing class and worked from a real, live, nekkid model. I was a little nervous before, as were probably a lot of us wet-eared art undergrads. I don’t know how everyone else responded when the young lady dropped her bathrobe, […]

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Winding Up to a Conclusion

by Jimmy Akin

in Art

(Note; I use the word "abstract" in this post as a synonym for "non-representational" art, that is, art that doesn’t depict or represent any object. In truth, all visual art involves abstraction, but I use the word here as a less cumbersome way of saying "non-representational" – T.J.) The topic of this post (at my […]

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