Painting, Poem, and Periagoge

It was a gorgeous summer afternoon in New York City when I first visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I was accompanied by several students with whom I was attending the Witherspoon Institute’s First Principles seminar. Although it was my first time at the Met, I was reminded of attending Museum School as a child. Continue reading

Discovering Beauty: The Tradition of Iconography

Considering all the media and the multiplicity of creative means of expressing yourself artistically, why would someone study Iconography? Whereas most art forms encourage the artist to be creative, iconography does just the opposite. The iconographer strives to reproduce with exactness the icon he is copying. Continue reading