Posted tagged ‘triumphalism’

Quote of the week…

May 28, 2008
Occasionally one runs across a most interesting quotation in the unlikeliest of places…
In art, Catholicity was utterly bowed down to by my relatives and their friends, because without it this great art would not have been. For, as scientists and dreamers have proved that gold cannot be made until we know as much as the earth, so uninspired artists have proved that religious art can only grow under conditions known solely to the heart that is Catholic. Every religious school of art which has departed from imitation of the Old Masters has forfeited holiness in depicting the Holy Family. 
From a letter by Elizabeth Hoar to Sophia Hawthorne, from Memories of Hawthorne by Rose Hawthorne.