|The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo|
|Saint Joseph with the Infant Jesus|
by Guido Reni
The foundation for a Christian view of art rests on the image of God in man. But God is not only the Creator, He is also the Redeemer. We incarnate our message to the world because that's what God did. Art is justified as a concrete expression of God's love and redemptive power right here and right now. How does this affect your view of art? Or perhaps, does Christ's incarnation have anything to do with movies, books, and/or music?
I am indebted to St. John of Damascus' Three Treatises On the Divine Images.