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Interesting examples from Poland of contemporary icons. The article is primarily about the results of a competition but it does have examples of the work of several artists.
I am guessing that most can see that the overall effect of Bougeureau’s style is one a superficial sentimentality which, I would argue, is inappropriate for liturgical art.
A feeling of utter unworthiness and distance from God is usually necessary before one accepts their mission.
if we want to inspire a powerful Counter-Modern or Counter-Postmodern Catholic culture today, then we need to reconnect today's worship with art so that people are engaged with it in the course of their worship. This means modifying our worship — even in the Latin Mass - and painting art that connects with people today.
The truth can be unpopular. Jeremiah learned that “truth draws hatred upon itself.” But we should not shy away from proclaiming it