Transposing arts patronage, ethics, & avatars

by Anna Blanch on July 26, 2011

This is the second in a series of posts sharing some of the articles I’ve written Transpositionsfor Transpositions over the last year. This group evidences the beginnings of my thinking about theory of criticism, the ethics of digital media engagement, thoughtful church engagement and patronage of the arts, and theology in artistic works.

 

One of the pivotal moments in the 2010 Academy Award Winner Blindside comes in the form of a response to an Alfred Tennyson poem. Blindside is in the fine tradition of the bildungsroman*. In Blindside, Big Mike (Quinton Aaron) has...Blindsided by Lord Tennyson

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What does your profile picture say about you? What about your avatar? A little while ago Ben Myers shared some thoughts towards the development of a Theology of the Avatar in a post titled Once more on the self in…Continue Reading

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Le Mur pour la Paix: Art with a political message?

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‘The Practitioner: Nurturing Artists in the Local Church’ by Joshua Banner

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In chapter 5 of For the Beauty of the Church, Barbara Nicolosi seeks to offer a look inside the mind of the artist, their concerns and troubles and to help the rest of us to identify the artists among us....

‘The Artist: What Exactly Is an Artist, and How Do We Shepherd Them?’ by Barbara Nicolosi.

In chapter 5 of For the Beauty of the Church, Barbara Nicolosi seeks to offer a look inside the mind of the artist, their concerns and troubles and to help the rest of us to identify the artists among us….Continue Reading

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Keepin’ it real; or What Simon Cowell has to do with being a Christian critic

Earlier this week I found out that Simon Cowell is being sued by a participant of Britain’s Got Talent for telling her she couldn’t sing. While Cowell’s style is not always kind or gentle, he certainly cannot be accused of…Continue Reading

Last week I wrote about MacKillop, the musical celebrating the life of Australian nun and founder of the Order of St Joseph, Mary MacKillop. It got me thinking about musicals and plays about Christians of the past and historical figures...

Musicals as Christian biography: The lives of saints

Last week I wrote about MacKillop, the musical celebrating the life of Australian nun and founder of the Order of St Joseph, Mary MacKillop. It got me thinking about musicals and plays about Christians of the past and historical figures… Continue Reading

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