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A Painted-Picture Letter to My Grandchildren

Have you ever painted a water color in your school? Have you ever watched a painter make an oil painting of many colors? Or a chalk artist do so with his colored crayons? Good. Then you will understand the heading of this letter. I intend to paint some pictures using words instead of oils, word-pic­tures. […]

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Take a Look at Art

Paintings of landscapes, fruit, and portraits, bronze or stone sculptures of people and shapes; is this what you think of when you hear the word “art”? Or maybe you think of the crayon drawings you did when you were in grade school? These things do come to mind when we mention art, but if that […]

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There Is Room for the Arts in the Church

The arts. Just what are the arts and how do they apply to our everyday living habits? The arts include a large number of skills and efforts. The arts include painting, drawing or sculpture – these are the fine arts because they are creative. Then there are the other arts such as are found in […]

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A Chalk Line Drawn

I feel that Rosalyn Reitsma in her article entitled “Chalk Line” has approached an apparent problem, but with fallacious evidence.  Admittedly there is a gradual crumbling of the religious wall, therefore subjecting us more and more to the immediate world, but is this due to the influence of artists such as Hemingway and Michelangelo, or […]

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Education and the Arts

Education is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education. Mark Twain The title of this article should immediately bring into mind three questions. What is education: What are the arts? How are the two related? The first question we will not answer, for it undoubtedly […]

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The Study of Art in our Schools

God is the supreme artist. He has made the earth beautiful. His marks are indelibly impressed upon it. We recognize God’s attributes and being expressed in the infinity of things about us; in the predominance of three’s — triangles of composition from the greatest paintings to the simplicity of a leaf — the Trinity. The […]

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