Love and Artistic Genesis

January 22, 2014

This Saturday, January 25, Anthony Esolen will deliver the fifth and penultimate Art of the Beautiful talk at the Catholic Center at NYU, on the subject “Love and Artistic Genesis.” Anthony Esolen teaches Renaissance English Literature at Providence College, is the senior editor of Touchstone magazine, and writes regularly for Magnificat and other publications. He has translated the Divine Comedy (available from Random House), and written a number of books, in addition to his many speaking engagements. The Art of the Beautiful series is co-sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Catholic Artists Society. The audio of the first talk by Gregory Wolfe of Image Journal, entitled “Art: For Whose Sake?” is available here, the second talk by Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P., entitled “The Responsibility of the Artist,” is available here, and the third talk by David Clayton, entitled “Forming the Artist,” is available here. The text of the fourth talk by Alice Ramos, entitled “Beauty and the Real,” is available here. Professor Esolen’s talk will be on January 25 at 7:30 P.M. at the NYU Catholic Center at 238 Thompson St., NY, NY, followed by Compline. The event is free and open to the public.

Image: Jean-Leon Gerome, Pygmalion and Galatea.

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