Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Pope John II Letter to Artist

"To all who are passionately dedicated to the search for new
"epiphanies" of beauty so that through their creative work as artists
they may offer these as gifts to the world." Pope John II (1999)

"God saw all that he had made, and it was very good" (Gn 1:31)

To view the Letter to Artists go to this link:


The artist, image of God the Creator
The special vocation of the artist
The artistic vocation in the service of beauty
The artist and the common good
Art and the mystery of the Word made flesh
A fruitful alliance between the Gospel and art
The origins
The Middle Ages
Humanism and the Renaissance
Towards a renewed dialogue
In the spirit of the Second Vatican Council
The Church needs art
Does art need the Church?
An appeal to artists
The Creator Spirit and artistic inspiration
The "Beauty" that saves

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