Part 2: Subtle Reminders Evoked by Beauty, by Chuck Fitzsimmons

Part 2: Subtle Reminders Evoked by Beauty, by Chuck Fitzsimmons

Beauty deals not only with the delightful, but also confronts heartbreak and sorrow to help us understand and accept the vagaries of life. In “Guernica” Picasso paints the horror of the fire-bombing, but the frame of the work somehow contains the dismay and makes it possible to take in the tragedy. Schubert’s “Winterreise” (Winter Journey) […]

Part 1: Subtle Reminders Evoked by Beauty, by Chuck Fitzsimmons

Part 1: Subtle Reminders Evoked by Beauty, by Chuck Fitzsimmons

The genesis of this article occurred several years ago when Brother Hubert Wall, a classicist, was criticizing some modern art as being no art at all. As a lover of modern art, at least art from the 1870s through the 1950s, I wanted to defend it but lacked the philosophical underpinnings to be able to […]