You need to watch this German masterpiece

Deal W. Hudson February 28, 2019 Never Look Away tells kind of the story that invites superlatives and deserves them. Based upon the life of painter Gerhard Richter, it tells the story of an artist who lives through the Nazi horror and the communist stranglehold, then escapes to West Berlin where, after much trial and error,… Continue reading You need to watch this German masterpiece

A painter of pure, radiant happiness

Deal W. Hudson February 14, 2019 Ali Cavanaugh’s figurative art has deep spiritual roots, discovers Deal Hudson Ali Cavanaugh is a painter in pursuit of the miracle of human existence. A Catholic convert who was received in 2002, she says this of her faith: “The Blessed Mother is my constant and helps me with every… Continue reading A painter of pure, radiant happiness

Prof. Francis O’Gorman talks about John Ruskin’s life, writings, and devotion to beauty, July 14, 2018, hour 1

Prof. Francis O’Gorman, chairmen of the Ruskin Society, talks about John Ruskin, the Evangelical art critic who considered the art of the Italian Renaissance, and Venice in particular, as the idea of beauty. Ruskin, as O’Gorman explains, didn’t remain in Evangelical in later life. Prof. O’Gorman teaches at the University of Edinburgh. https://avemariaradio.net/audio-archive/church-and-culture-july-14-2018-hour-1/

Review of ‘Surprised by Beauty: A Listener’s Guide to the Recovery of Modern Music’ by Robert Reilly and Jens Laurson

The Claremont Review asked me for a review of Surprised by Beauty: A Listener’s Guide to the Recovery of Modern Music by Robert R. Reilly and Jens F. Laurson (Ignatius Press, 2016). A  Baedeker to Beauty Deal W. Hudson January 8, 2018 As a Baedeker for the musically literate, Robert Reilly’s Surprised by Beauty: A Listener’s… Continue reading Review of ‘Surprised by Beauty: A Listener’s Guide to the Recovery of Modern Music’ by Robert Reilly and Jens Laurson