Posts tagged ‘philosophy’

October 2, 2012

The Freedom of a Christian Artist

By Jane Raymond

Artwork by Tracy Jane Thomas

When an artist considers making a Biblically- based art project, he may think it would confine him and limit his own creative potential. While the term “ Biblical art” may often conjure up images of the holy patriarchs, religious historical events, or Christian iconic representations like the crucifix or the Virgin Mary, the truth is, Biblical art (and more particularly, Christian art) is extremely diverse and liberating.

The visual arts is an area that is inescapable. Everybody, in one way or another, is affected by the visual arts. Creativity, using elements like color, design, and form, is everywhere: on the clothing you wear; the wallpaper or fabrics in your home; the signs, billboards, newspapers, books & magazines that you read; and, yes, even the pictures you hang on your walls. Whether people purchase an art piece from a museum or a clothing store, they are buying someone’’s design and creativity.

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