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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 6, June 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date June 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript Cisco; the Roman Catholic Church of St. Philip the Apostle in Clifton, New Jersey; St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Columbus, Ohio, and the Faith Lutheran Church in Tucson, Arizona. Modern painters and sculptors have been commissieine>el here anel abroad for churches and synagogues. For example, Jacques Lipchitz, a sculptor ridiculed in Miss Pels' article, has recently completed a statue' of the Virgin Mary for the Church at Assy in France, and Leger, another famous modern artist, heis designed mosaics for the same chinch as well as for the windows of the Church at Audincourt. The devout French Catholic painter. Alfred Manessier, has decorated two churches in France' anel erne' in Switzerland with his nearly abstract compositions. His Crou.ii of Thorns recently won the coveted first prize at the great Carnegie International Exhibition in Pittsburgh. Henri Matisse- designed an entire' chapel at Vencc, including the stained glass windows, altar, crucifix and the vestments worn by the priest to celebrate Mass. Henry Moore, the famous modern English sculptor has carved a monumental Virgin and Child for the Church at Northampton and the' leading modern British painter, Graham Sutherland, has done a life- size crucifix. A team of modern artists including the painters Robert Motherwell, anel Adeilph Gottlieb and the This sculpture representing the burning thorn bush by the American Herbert Ferber was commissioned by the Congregation B'nai Israel for the facade of its synagogue in Millburn, New Jersey. In soldered copper, brass, lead and tin, the artist has conveyed his feeling of the Biblical passage, ". . . and the bush was not consumed." Page 16 Graham Sutherland, well-known British artist, is shown here standing beside his painting of the Crucifixion which was commissioned by Canon Hussey of the church of England for the church in Northampton. Like many artists of the past, Mr. Sutherland has expressed Christ's agony by exaggerating parts of his body. sculptor Herbert Ferber have, in collaboration with the architect Percival Goodman, created an entire' decoration for the synagogue in Millburn, New Jersey. The' Crucifixion, reproduced in Miss Pels' article and characterized as Mil- gar anel distorted and, by implication, sacrilegious, has in fact been highly praised by leading churchmen. Father James L. McLane, Rector of St. Matthias Church, Los Angeles, California, saiel of it specifically: Allow me to offer you my belated congratulations em the prize-winning Crucifixion which I was privileged to see- einly today. Quite eisiele- from the artistic authenticity, simpleness, anel integrity of your conception anel its most Interesting execution, I eeinnot understand the objections its showing here has occasioned. That of course is political — anel h;is nothing really to do with art. Speaking not only as an art connoisseur anel een art collector on a modest scale, hut as a priest of the' Episcopal Church, your Crucifix is NOT sacrilegious. In addition, Monsignor Robert E. Brennan of the Church of Our Lad) of the Holy Rexsary, Sun Valley, also saiel of it specifically: It is wrong for anyone te) force all artistic creations before the' judgment se-at of realism. How would some of the- gnat Byzantine representations of our Lord eenel the- saints fare from such treatment? The charge of "sacrilegious" hy realists is out of eirele'r because realism has no place in the1 matter. . . . from ;i personal point of view, I do not finil anything in your work that merits the stigma given it. On the contrary, it possesses spiritual qualities ol a high veilue' for those- who think in terms ol the medium you have chosen, Similar statements from high eligni- taries of the Catholic Church are e4 dence that the interpretation of P°n I'ins XI Is words is left te> individuj church leaders and is not intended 1 a blanket condemnation of ineiel'r' art, as implied in Miss Pels' arti'*; but as a condemnation of lack J obvious spiritual qualities in si'1"! works of art. Prominent Ceitholics s"c as the French Dominican, Father ' l" turier, the American editor, Fatja John La Farge, the leeiding Fn'-'r Jesuit, Father d'Arcy, the' philosophy Jacques Maritain anel the' business!"*! Otto Spaeth, eill approve eir acti^l advocate the' use eif modern art by 'J church as do the great Protest theologian, Paul Tillich, of the Bj vard Divinity School, and in Engl"" the Bishop of Chichester and Ca"° Hussey. The record shows that couth'"1'' tion of modern art, effective <n USSR since' 1920 and tbe official p». line in Moscow since 1932 has n"1',., been forced em all of Russia's sate but also on Party members countries. The consistent linking communism with modern art ;>"' ■ specific modern artists with the G . munist party and Communist-front j gani/.atieins in Miss Pels' article ct J the' impression that modern art ■ I only dominated but largely pro' nm by Communists and fellow travj This third point in Miss Pels ;U ,v. i.s also not true. It is obviouS I there are a few Communists an'1' Facts Fobum News, June, uommun are in nu Nn that °f Comn evidence. to bear o artists w effort to i Socialist ] ^e is se handful fame wj. "leans tl MDing t0 „mun of ffasso h lls name But even ""mists v 5*eptanc "te accep "JOV, Pros 0f Art, aft "fcmbe'r n° artist." FREE Tl . The eet | discre, ft t*»u ^herefi ,i- associi M ?bvi° >g m, C":r ''oils 1 |?Pathiz gff. & £?hgati Noyees ^ that
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