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Art is the product of artifice and is by nature artificial. Artificial intelligence is a misnoma. It is a creation of the programmer who created the algorithm and is not itself creative. It is artificial, like art, but it’s not intelligence.
T demand for good art, whether stimulated by offering originals or reproductions, will benefit the sales of both...and add to the well being of the world incalculably through the prayer that it will inspire.
Unfortunately the arts are not exempt from the tedious bickering on display at the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre. …This is only one example of our tendency to place vocations into ever smaller categories, author vs. writer, composer vs. songwriter, artist vs. craftsman, and so on.
What is sad for me, is not so much that people who hate the Church and Mary, want to destroy the symbolism that supports it and replace it with signs of the anti-Christ and the anti-Mary. One would expect that. The dismay is how little pushback there is from those who believe and ought to know better.
Imperfection or even infirmity then, becomes beautiful because it is made to serve the beauty within. In a mysterious way the weakness of a form bends to our true nature and our ultimate destiny, as glorified sons and daughters of God. Imperfect Beauty allows the perfect Beauty of God to shine more brightly.