Art, Love, and Beauty: Lecture II

Mako

How do we define art?

“The attempt to ‘define’ art is limited at best in understanding what art is. We need artists because artists can tap into this “irrational and of a magical nature” in life.”

* – full notes from Makoto Fujimura’s lecture can be found here

ART = FAITH

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”   Hebrews 11:1

“culture may even be described simply as that which makes life worth living.” – T.S. Eliot

It is Grace. We stalk on life (not just art) by standing under it, no over it. This is faith.

“Knowing is perhaps a bit like a marriage. First you bind yourself with promises to love, honor and obey.” – Esther Meek

Art is a faithful way of knowing the world.

We need to link “what is art” to the bigger question “what is life”. We must abandon our lust for certainty and be on our faith journey toward the mystery of our being. We stalk and wait on our art.

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