Episode 23 - Aidan Hart on Teaching Icon Painting - 'Simplicity is Complexity Resolved'

Episode 23 - Aidan Hart on Teaching Icon Painting - 'Simplicity is Complexity Resolved'

It is important to understand the nature of what we are painting, this involves not only the physical anatomy but also the anthropology of the person. Even then we have to understand how the person relates to the things that surround him, most immediately clothes. The painting of drapery is generally very weak because artists don’t understand how the cloth behaves and how it hangs on a person.

Episode 20 - The Prayer Life That Will Help Us Create the Cloister in the Cul de Sac

Episode 20 - The Prayer Life That Will Help Us Create the Cloister in the Cul de Sac

You don’t need to take vows, you don’t need a third order, or for there to be a community already in existence to have a community. Do the prayer of community and fellowship will come to you. It starts with the Spirit and then people will come.

Episode 19 - Jonathan Pageau on his art and evangelizing the culture through symbols

Episode 19 - Jonathan Pageau on his art and evangelizing the culture through symbols

Iconography and Iconology are the study of the sacred image and the symbolism of the content respectively. Jonathan Pageau is someone who is both a master craftsman and and a deep understanding of both. This has relevance in the Christian life way beyond the church building, it extends out into every human endeavor.

Episode 10 – Rachel Fulton Brown on How A True, Medieval-Style Devotion to Mary Will Save the Faith and the Culture

Episode 10 – Rachel Fulton Brown on How A True, Medieval-Style Devotion to Mary Will Save the Faith and the Culture

The traditional interpretation of scripture and reading of the cosmos - the Book of Nature - sees Mary in almost every detail, who then, in turn, shows us her Son. Until we rediscover that art of seeing the interrelatedness of all things around us, and that so much that is good is in some way a sign that points to God, through Mary, we cannot create a culture that reflects cosmic, and hence Divine beauty.