Category: Visual Arts

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Kim Ki-Chang: A Korean Caravaggio?: Empathy and Intuition in the Life of Jesus Series

Kim Ki-Chang: A Korean Caravaggio?: Empathy and Intuition in the Life of Jesus Series

Comparing Kim Ki-chang to Caravaggio may seem paradoxical: the one bold and aggressive figures, the other delicate and restrained watercolors. But then, seeing painting across cultures requires empathy, intuition, and perhaps a taste for paradox. I first encountered Korean artist Kim-Ki-chang’s Life of Jesus series while researching typical images of Jesus, like those of Leonardo...

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Andy Warhol: Unconventional, Catholic,Traditionalist

Andy Warhol: Unconventional, Catholic,Traditionalist

Last year, the Vatican Museums planned—and later postponed—a collaboration with the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh exploring the spiritual aspects of Andy Warhol. To which many responded: The spiritual aspects of Andy Warhol? Many today are still shocked to discover that Andy Warhol was, as Art Newspaper dubbed him in 2018, a “lifelong, closeted Catholic,”...