Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Does Art Need Religion?
Everyone knows there are two things you never bring up in conversation—politics and religion. In this secular age chock full of wars fought over one faith or another, many never want to hear about the role of religion in the world, unable to see any good within all that bad. But if you turn the conversation towards the safer topic of the arts, quite often you’ll hear someone long for the good old days, when great artists made great art rather than the poor efforts of
contemporary art’s lesser talents. Is it possible that such Old Masters as Michelangelo
were great because they lived in more religious times? Is the
connection between great art and religious influence a correlation or
just coincidence? Does art need religion? Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "Does Art Need Religion?"