The Art of Seeing
Joy and Love through the Christian Mythos
Thursday 14th December 2023
7-8pm UK time via Zoom
“Joy does not merely illuminate our interior landscape, it transforms it.
The world becomes different, marvellous and unique.”
Sister Wendy Beckett
This session will be recorded.
For the final Art of Seeing session for 2023, and appropriate for the month of December, we will turn our attention to the contemplation of joy and love through one of the most beautiful myths in the Western world – the Christian mythos. The realisation of the divine in human form meant that Jesus Christ was not half human and half divine but was both fully human and fully divine. In medieval cosmology he was understood as the co-incidence of opposites, reminding us that we are made in the image of the divine and carry the same potential for love brought about through the doorway of joy, described by Sister Wendy Beckett as such: “Joy is not a constant condition. Most people manage a settled cheerfulness, but this, however, admirable, has nothing to do with joy. Joy does not merely illuminate our interior landscape, it transforms it. The world becomes different, marvellous and unique.” We will be guided through our work of art with the contemplation of joy and love.
These sessions take a threefold approach of theory, practice and reflection with just one work of art. The work of art will not be revealed until the session, but do please bring open eyes, ears and a pen and paper. Or, if you prefer to just listen and look, you can do that too. These sessions are open to everyone whether you are a seasoned art lover or not.
These sessions are £10 per person. Email me directly to book at email@example.com or you can use the PayPal button below.