Sunday, May 21, 2017

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Andy Warhol's "Last Supper" (1986); synthetic polymer and silkscreen ink on canvas 40 x 40 in.
A crucifix hangs in my office, but when I have visitors, they comment on everything on the walls but the cross. In the art world, we feel free to bring feminism, sexual identity, race, economics, and even politics into our daily work, but not religion. All artists are revolutionaries who push the boundaries of what is accepted, so why is the art world afraid to cross this one line? Pop icon Andy Warhol is the most famous artist of the 20th century, and he kept his Christianity hidden throughout his career. He only crossed that line at the age of 58 when commissioned to do his monumental "Last Supper" series. A year later, he unexpectedly died. As Christians, we are the namesakes of a revolutionary whose weapons were teaching and healing, and artists are called to join that fight with our works.

Today's Prayer: How perfect is our God, the creator of all and the source of all human talents. We  thank you for the gift of creativity, and we are witnesses to artists who show God's blessings.  

For other NEWS OF WEEK from across the USA, and around the world, see below:
Are you an artist? Are you collector ? If you like what you see each week, please share our weekly e-newsletter; and follow us weekly on TumblrTwitterFacebook, or Soundcloud. Each November since 2008, we also announce the A&O subscriber choices for the annual Alpha Omega Prize.