Jesus, As You’ve Never Seen Him Before: An Amazing Blend of Classic Art and Photoshop

Details: French photographer Léo Caillard visualized this project which brings a little modern flair to some perfectly sculpted, centuries-old masterpieces. To create this project called Street Stone, Caillard first photographed the statues and then he photographed his friends in similar poses, wearing selected trendy outfits. Using digital manipulation, and with some photo retouching assistance from French [Read More...]

We’re in the Monet…

…and it’s right here in New York City. At the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, they’re recreated the gardens that inspired the great French impressionist.  Below, a replica of Monet’s home sits in the middle of a garden display. Read more here. [Read more...]

Famed artist Thomas Kinkade dies on Good Friday — UPDATED

He was both beloved and derided, but his work was everywhere. I imagine there are very few Americans who have not seen a Kinkade painting, print, calendar, notebook, computer wallpaper, greeting card, potholder, Christmas ornament or coffee mug.  He was also a devoted Christian. Details: Artist Thomas Kinkade once said that he had something in [Read More...]

A brush with genius: a painting performance you have to see

Performance painter David Garibaldi creates works that are wholly original — and this time, it’s a holy original.  Just watch. [Read more...]

"Redemption is an open possibility to everyone"

That’s the beautiful truth that artist John Nava expresses while talking about his exquisite tapestries at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in Los Angeles (which I mentioned in my homily for All Saints Day.)  Below, a video where he talks more about his work, his politics, and shows off more details of those tapestries. [Read more...]

A priest-painter who's "not afraid to push the envelope"

He’s attracting a lot of attention as he opens a new show near Boston. From the Boston Globe: John Frederick Arens is a cutting-edge artist. His Allston studio is stuffed from floor to ceiling with paintings of every size. Stacks of small, colorful abstracts jostle for space in the shadow of a 6-foot blue mammoth. [Read More...]

Homily for December 19, 2010: 4th Sunday of Advent

“The Anxiety of Joseph” by James Tissot In the late 19th century, one of the most sought-after realist portrait painters was a Frenchman by the name of James Tissot.  He made his reputation painting society women and the wealthy in and around Paris.  But at one point in his life, while doing research for a [Read More...]


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