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I believe that this approach of where the artist describes form with line, rather than tonal or color variation offers artists a way of painting that eliminates the scourge of naturalism today which is sentimentality. I would encourage artists and patrons to look at this as an option for covering large areas of their church walls.
The Church gives the artist or craftsman a great deal of freedom in creating work for our liturgical spaces. But we should be mindful when creating, or commissioning these works, of the purpose of sacred art.
The goal of the group of singers to first to be able to sing the Office confidentally, and then for us to be able to pass it on to others. The hope is that the prisoners will learn to sing with us, then without us, and to be able to teach others to join in.
When it comes to the Liturgy, what does the Church actually tell us about the role of music, and why guidelines does the Church give us in selecting music?
Of the three sacred arts of art, architecture, and music, the Church has given us the most explicit direction when it comes to music. But as music acts (or should act) in concert with art and architecture, what is said of one can apply to the others.
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