http://www.iiculture.org/details.asp?idOfEvent=526 Please join Anthony Visco on Saturday evening, January 30th, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the international Institute for Culture, Ivy Hall, Philadelphia where he will be lecturing on "Image and Likeness:The Body of Christ in Art and Architecture". As the inaugural presentation in this series Mr. Anthony Visco will discuss the sign and symbol of the human form, what is "image and likeness" in sacred art and architecture, and how they function within our liturgy to bring us closer to a Eucharistic center.
I received a box full of Soapstone carvings from Fred Anchao of Kisii, Kenya today. The art is made by him and the villagers of Kisii. Soapstone is hard but soft enough to carve into these wonderful creations. Fred's family is Catholic. The money raised from the sale of art goes to support the village and especially the education of their children. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing one of these unique pieces of art. Other pieces can be custom made through commission and shipped directly to you. God Bless. Soapstone Art from Kenya by Fred Anchao
If you search the Internet looking for Catholic and Christian art, you have undoubtedly run across the above painting. People have found it greatly popular because its unusual and because people see themselves in that position - underwater looking for a hand - and glad that hand belongs to Jesus. How much of our lives is bearing witness to our Faith vs keeping silent when the subject comes up? If you've been silent then you're really glad that hand belongs to Jesus. "Lord, I need you." Yongsung Kim is a Korean painter working in oil on canvas and with computer. Yongsung achieves some amazing effects which fit the piece. For example, the background, almost the whole painting, looks like sand in the scene where Jesus writes on the ground while the woman is accused of adultery. In the painting of Jesus as servant, the linen texture from their clothing comes forward. In the painting of Jesus and the sheep, wool seems to come from Jesus' hair and beard. Continuity is sometimes hard to capture but Yongsung has done this well. You can see more of his work in the fine art gallery here at Catholic-Artists.org. Although Yongsung is not Catholic, I would like to show his work and provide a link to his facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ysbiblicalart I do have his contact information if you would like to buy a giclee print of any of his works (see the fine art gallery). Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for arrangements.