2008 | 1 | 46-50
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CONTEMPORRARY SACRED ART - A RELFECTION ON ITS ESSENCE AND REASON FOR CONCERN (Wspolczesna sztuka sakralna - refleksje o jej istocie i przyczyny niepokoju)

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The text aims to show the crucial relationship between the creative process of an architect and artist, who undertakes a project for a church and for the Church, and his spiritual life and his faith. It is this relationship that has determined the creation of the greatest works of sacred art and architecture throughout the history of art and of the Church. The essence of good art is its universality. Texts by church hierarchs, including John Paul II and Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, may give artista both an inspiration and assistance in finding the meaning and form of their works. This applies equally to the relation of religious architecture to the landscape as well as the importance of sacred art in the lives of the faithful. Without this awareness, the architect and the artist often create objects which may just as well be department stores (galleries) and churches; ones in which the faithful will not find any inspiration of faith.
  • Andrzej Rodzinski, Akademia Sztuk Pieknych im. Jana Matejki w Krakowie, Wydzial Malarstwa, Plac Jana Matejki 13, 31-157 Krakow, Poland
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