Catholic Artistic Imagination
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition will host a series of informal, collegial, interdisciplinary dialogues on the idea of a "Catholic Artistic Imagination."
Join us for wine, hors d'oeurves, and stimulating conversation. This series of receptions will begin with a consideration of Michelangelo's artistic engagement with Catholic liturgy and devotion, focusing on his first major commission, the Pieta in St. Peter's. Emily Fenichel, Visiting Assistant Professor in Art History, will share her expertise in a relaxed setting.
Faculty, staff, and graduate students are welcome to attend.
"Rublev's Icon of the Trinity"
Friday, December 6, 2013
613 Student Union
Our series continues with a consideration of iconographic representations of the LORD's appearance to Abraham in the form of three men (Gen. 18). Early Western and Eastern icons interpreted this passage Christologically. The Russian iconographer Andre Rublev, in his famous icon on the Trinity, illustrated the same event as an interaction between the three persons of the Trinity and an invitation addressed to the viewer to participate in the life of the Trinity. Dr. Radu Bordeianu will share his expertise in a relaxed setting.
RSVP here *NOTE: Space is limited. In order to create conditions conducive to dialogue, we will cap attendance at 30.
During the 2013-14 academic year, we will focus on visual artistic mediums. Additional receptions will feature Associate Professor Dr. Bogdan Bucur, Ph.D. on visual representations of Jesus, Associate Professor Dr. Radu Bordeianu, Ph.D. on icons in Orthodox traditions, and Mr. Matthew Walsh, Assistant Director of Campus Ministry who will share some of his own art as it explores themes in Catholic social teaching.
In future academic years, the series will focus on other artistic mediums such as music, literature, and the performing arts.