Outer Beauty, Inner Joy: Contemplating the Soul of the Renaissance
Foreword by Thomas Moore
Outer Beauty, Inner Joy: Contemplating the Soul of the Renaissance (foreword by Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul) is an interweaving of quotes from Italian Renaissance writers, photographs of art and architecture, and short essays.
For Renaissance thinkers, the role of the artist and the making of art held an important place in society. It was believed that artists could contact unseen forces, bringing the beauty of higher realms into their earthly creations.
Through contemplating this beauty, viewers too could touch its divine essence.
Outer Beauty, Inner Joy reveals an ecumenical wisdom-one that reaches across boundaries of different belief systems, and that has continued to live in different parts of the world. In returning to the Renaissance for inspiration, we can find a sense of renewal for our time.
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