Sunday, August 22, 2010

Divine Inspiration of the Arts

No question, historically artists have attained high levels of creativity as a consequence of ruminations of deities.

Contemplation of the divine has produced such unalloyed marvels as Schubert's Ave Maria, Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel or Pieta (below) and countless works of highest civilization.

Bernini's Ecstasy of St. Teresa, while overwrought, exhibits unsurpassed emotion:

Even godless secularists, and the most craven atheists can appreciate Platonic -- if not heavenly-- beauty in this craft.

So what the fuck is this:

If God is indeed still alive, He has obviously lost sway over today's artists. The promise of Jesus is better than a bone? That's enough to turn any kid toward Satan.

(h/t PZ)

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