Gestalt and Theology

by Skye Young Gestalt is defined as an organized whole that is perceived as more, or according to German psychologist Koffka, other than the sum of its parts.  This psychological principle can be applied to both visual perception—a tool often used in design—and conceptual perception. In design, gestalt is used to explain the way our mind groups objects in proximity, continues …

EDIT: Gestalt

ge·stalt/ɡəˈSHtält/noun an organized whole that is perceived as more than the sum of its parts. Some faithful followers try to live out their faith every day, while others only observe religious holidays. In Islam, the two main holidays are Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha. The Jewish faith has many holidays, however, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Hanukkah are the most …

Edit: Visions

The artistic traditions of image replication and pattern repetition date back hundreds of years, and have been utilized by a variety of cultures and styles. These means of manipulating imagery have had periods of revival within art historical movements throughout history. In the 1950s in the United States there was Pop Art, in Morocco there is traditional hand-cut tile, and …

Prophets and Artists

As we have recently been reading through the writings of the prophet Isaiah, the connections between prophets and artists have been circulating around in my brain more frequently than usual. A couple of months ago, I attended a conference about the places where art and faith intersect. This is where I was first presented with the idea of prophets and …

Edit: From / To

Expectations Jennifer Chetelat: Artist Statement As a potter and ceramist I am constantly interacting with a medium that undergoes a drastic change. Clay has the ability to go from something malleable and temporary to something solid and permanent with the properties to exist in its form for thousands of years. However, left on its own, clay mostly does not change, …

Edit: Memory Map

Below is the written statement from Gallery Edit’s August 2017 show, Edit: Memory Map. The statement was written by the Gallery’s Art Team to help viewers contemplate Stacey Silkey’s work.  As people, and especially as artists, memory serves many significant purposes in our experiences and expressions of those experiences. In addition to personal and individual memories of things that have …

Baptism

Artists have depicted baptism in their work in a wide variety of media, subject matter, context, and purposes. Some early examples of artists depicting baptism typically utilized the example of John the Baptist baptizing Christ. The ones I’m thinking of specifically are from the Medieval and Italian Renaissance periods. For example, this painting by Paolo Veronese from the Getty’s collection …