Eye of the Beholder in U. S. Catholic Magazine


Rodin supervised fewer than 10 casts of the large version of his work The Thinker during his lifetime.  In 1970 the copy owned by the Cleveland Museum of Art was damaged by a bomb. ...MORE


MARCH 2011

The darkly painted devil in Duccio’s The Temptation of Christ on the Mountain, an unsettling bat and human hybrid, gestures to several walled cities.  Simultaneously, Jesus’ hand points a reprimand and refuses the Evil One’s offer of "all the kingdoms of the world in their magnificence." ...MORE



When the Jewish Museum commissioned Anni Albers to honor the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, she faced the daunting task of materializing immense tragedy and incalculable evil, and of addressing the human desire to comprehend. ...MORE


Dressing Objects: Addressing Our Longings

A recent journey from the Thai city of Chiang Mai to nearby Lamphun tookme down a road lined with tall rubber trees whose lower trunks were wrapped with cloth. ...MORE



Devoted to Art and Truth

“I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot:  I would thou wert cold or hot.  So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.”...MORE