Christian Art and Divine Creation

10 am in the Great Hall
Bill Ingham

Divine Creation, as told in the Genesis stories, inspired some of the world’s most famous artworks. With the dawn of the Renaissance, Divine Creation, as in God’s Creation of Light, the Sun and the Separation of the Waters, the Garden of Eden, and Adam and Eve, needed more than mere depiction, but dramatic visual expression, compelling our involvement, awe and wonder, deepening Christian belief and faith.

Compelled by the Church seeking alternatives to dogmatic and Medieval rigidity, artists of the 1500’s such as Michelangelo answered the Church’s wishes with paintings of impressive power, far surpassing the formality of previous years, giving actual life to these Old Testament themes.