Friday, May 04, 2007

The Soul of Art

Little Holy Family by Raphael

Rome's Zenit News

Rediscovering the Soul of Art
ROME, MAY 4, 2007 ( Art and architecture of today is no longer spellbinding, says an artist and art historian.

Rodolfo Papa spoke about the limitations of modern art during a recent conference at Rome's Pontifical University of the Holy Cross on "Poetics and Christianity."

Papa, a sculptor and painter, is an art history professor at the Pontifical Academy of Arts and Literature at the Pantheon, a post to which he was nominated by Pope John Paul II in 2000.

Papa told ZENIT that modern architecture and art are afflicted by "the loss of a sense of tradition and, with that, the abuse of tradition."

The whole article.

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