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Art and Architecture

Fontevraud Gradual, also known as the "Gradual of Eleanor of Brittany," mid-thirteenth century

Guido of Arezzo

Guido of Arezzo solidified and improved musical notation, allowing for the sight-reading and rapid spread of music.

Prime Matters
Mar 4, 2021
The Return of Francis, Assisi

The Return of Francis

A soldier frozen in worldly shame, a saint on the cusp of eternal glory.

Prime Matters
Feb 25, 2021
Charles Bridge spanning the Vltava River in Prague

Charles Bridge

Political power and its best and political power at its worst collide in an iconic symbol of endurance.

Prime Matters
Feb 11, 2021
Caravaggio's "The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist"

Caravaggio's "The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist"

Caravaggio's stark presentation of the beheading of St. John the Baptist, housed in St. John's Co-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta, invites us to view a brutal reality through the eyes of faith.

Prime Matters
Jan 28, 2021
Woman Praying before an Icon

In Defense of Christian Art

Christian art is defined by two distinctive qualities: the unique doctrine of the Incarnation permeating a work, and the purpose and function of art in the life of the Christian viewer.

Dr. Elizabeth Lev
Jan 6, 2021
Mostar Bridge in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Engineering as a Liberal Art

Although engineering is often considered only as a technical discipline, it can also be considered as a liberal art, both intrinsically fulfilling and part of a general training of the mind.

Dr. James D. Carrico
Dec 4, 2020