Friday, February 4, 2011
A Simple Theology of Beauty
-- Caryll Houselander (above), from an upublished speech to the Catholic Evidence Guild
An artist is like God, but small.
He can't see out of God's creation, for it includes him. . . .
An artist spends his life not only wondering,
but wanting to work like God with what he can command:
He tries go copy God's creations.
He tries to shape beauty with his hand.
He tries to make order out of nature . . . .
An artist is like God
as God created him. . . .
he tries to make paint sing.