This is the final episode in the What is Art? Series and it is also Roy’s farewell episode. Roy will be heading off to basic for the National Guard this week and will return in the fall. Please pray for him and his family during this time as they will be traveling a lot as he trains for his new position. And don’t forget to support Roy and his family by joining him on his support page for his art through the link below!
In this episode, we summarize what art is in a three part description in this way:
Art is 1) intelligent communication that 2) functions by association or metaphor and is 3) necessarily incarnational.
In this episode, the guys take this description and exegete it, you could say. They work through each point and explain how and why they think this is an apt description for art now. Many times art is relative and subjective, but often it can have a solid and concrete meaning, and that is what they try to do in this episode.
They talk about an untitled painting by Donald Judd, an American artist associated with minimalism. In his work, Judd sought autonomy and clarity for the constructed object and the space created by it, ultimately achieving a rigorously democratic presentation without compositional hierarchy.
In talking about this painting, Cody quickly associates it to himself because of the clothes he wears to work on a daily basis. Roy points out that this is what we do when we view art, there is some sort of associating as it communicates to us in the associational or metaphorical way of something incarnations.
The Art of Redemption Radio—Bringing a Christian Worldview to the Arts.
In this show hosts Cody Anderson, Daniel Uptain, and Roy Uptain examine the Arts from a biblical perspective. We take on many different philosophical and theological views and line them up with the Scripture. We pull out the error and fallacy of the secular worldview that lies within all forms of the Arts. In doing this we examine how we are to view these arts as followers of Christ and how we need to engage our culture around us. These areas of the Arts include but are not limited to: movies, music, literature, paintings, drawings, digital, and graphic design.
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