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Saturday, 11 February 2017

'Art and Christianity' and The Art of St Martin-in-the-Fields

The latest edition of Art and Christianity (no89, Spring 2017) is out and includes Charles Pickstone's letter from Havana seeking Utopia in Cuba's society and visual culture; reviews of the recent exhibitions 'Beyond Caravaggio', James Ensor and Helen Maurer's fascinating multi-media installation work. Graham Howes reviews two new texts on material religion; and Tina Beattie and Laura Moffatt discuss Bill Viola's video work at St Paul's Cathedral.

I've contributed a piece about new art at St Martin-in-the-Fields. In the piece I conclude by saying:

'Maintaining this fit between St Martin’s theological, historical and artistic ethos has drawn many into a deeper reflection and contemplation about the meaning of faith and relationship with God through the use of art. Trafalgar Square is, of course, well-known as the location for the world famous art collections in the National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery, as well as the contemporary Fourth Plinth commissions, but the art of St Martin-in-the-Fields now creates a complementary and special space for art lovers and worshippers alike.'

My other pieces on The Art of St Martin-in-the-Fields are a Visual Meditation for ArtWay  in which I reflect on the theme of light seen through cracks using the recent commission of candle holders for St Martin-in-the-Fields undertaken by Giampaolo Babetto and an article for Artlyst giving more information about the art of St Martin's, including the Babetto commission.


Peteris Vasks - Klātbūtne.

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