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Spiritual philosophy, and not for the practical artist,
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This review is from: Art Needs No Justification (Paperback)
I am a Christian, and also a professional and hobby artist/craft worker all my life. When I first encountered the author's assertion that art belonged in a 'museum', I was puzzled. But this proposition occurs throughout the book on almost every page, and along with his biased obsession with eighteenth century art, it is clear that the author belongs in a museum, and not God's gift of creativity. I found the text very heavy going, and totally devoid of a fair and balanced review of art, in any form, either from a Christian viewpoint or by comparison with secular practice. This is surely theoretical spirituality beyond boredom. There is absolutely nothing to cheer the soul seeking the potential offered by such a vast choice of medium or technique, and how one might enjoy and apply the gift of creativity for the benefit of God, the artist, or anyone else!