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Art as Therapy


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I have been amusing myself with this little tool/app that accompanies the release of Alain de Botton’s latest book, Art as Therapy. They have created a website where you can click on a particular feeling or mood, and it will take you to a work of art which they deem has something to say to

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The importance of an unread library


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I am so pleased that someone has put this in print for me to quote: Collect books, even if you don’t plan on reading them right away. Nothing is more important than an unread library. ~ Steal Like An Artist  Austin Kleon I took this photo of one of my bookshelves this morning, without making

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In the eyes of Piero’s resurrected Christ


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I thought I would post one last vignette from Crossing to Safety, by Wallace Stegner. During the year that Larry and Sally Morgan and Sid and Charity Lang spend in Florence, they take one day a jaunt to Sanselpolero, to visit the chapel in which you find Piero’s painting of Christ’s Resurrection. What follows gave

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Imaging the Artist


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Here is a little snippet from Edith Schaeffer that was posted over at Christianity Today. I like this. In Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl, ND Wilson comments that Christians should have a philosophy of artists and art-appreciators (and it is quite fascinating how he sees much abstract art as an outworking on an atheist worldview eg

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