Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Ugly 1960s Liturgical Art

Photo taken in the sacristy of a Benedictine Abbey.

The repudiation of liturgical beauty gains strength from a particular vision of modern art and its history.

For many moderns, a work of art justifies itself as a visitor from the future.

Alas, we know better.  This is not the future.  It is the ugly sixties.  A time, which is now thankfully over.

Ceaseless change is the only permanent thing for many.  Not for us.  We have the classical forms.  Passing fads should be kept far from the official worship of the Church. 


  1. Ditto. It would look nice in a nursing home.

  2. Not my thing at all, but at least I can tell what that's supposed to represent. I've been in churches that had in them artworks of a similar vintage, and I couldn't tell that they were supposed to be about the Sermon on the Mount, the Ten Commandments, the Eucharist, etc.