Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

That statement is a bunch of nonsense when it comes to art and especially when it comes to sacred art. below the video are two pictures that demonstrate the imbalance caused by modern art in a church built in the late 16th century.

Here is a great video by Robert Florczak from Prager University that gets to the heart of the matter.

The Gesu in Rome was opened in 1580. It has a beautiful altar built in the mid 19th century. The first picture demonstrates this beautiful altar and sanctuary marked off with the green marble altar rail. Outside of the altar rail and in complete contrast to the church’s architecture is a tasteless free standing altar that looks as if it were some space junk that fell through the ceiling.

High Altar - Church of the Gesu

High Altar – Church of the Gesu

 

Modern altar in the church of the Gesu

Modern altar in the church of the Gesu

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Father Jay Finelli is a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence in the state of Rhode Island. He is a webmaster, podcaster, and blogger. In his free time, Father is an avid Live Steam enthusiast.

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! — 2 Comments

  1. Thx for the video Fr.! 🙂

    Also, I did want to mention, that others that read your blog here will have to scrounge around a bit to find the video that you’re talking about since the video that u currently have linked, is the first video of a playlist, and the actual video, “Why is Modern Art So Bad”, is actually the 11th video in the playlist.

    God bless!

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