Friday, May 04, 2007
The Soul of Art
Little Holy Family by Raphael
GLOBAL CATHOLIC NEWS
Rome's Zenit News
Rediscovering the Soul of Art
ROME, MAY 4, 2007 (Zenit.org).- 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."
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