Sunday, May 19, 2013

Pentecost Shadow Puppet Play

Here's a post from Global Christian Worship featuring a contemporary shadow puppet play by Dan Stevers that tells the story of Pentecost.  The video comes at the end, preceded by some background information about the cultural history of shadow puppetry in Asia.  For more information about traditional Indonesian Christian Shadow Puppetry, click here and here.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Art as Culture: Chapter 4 Review

Continuing with my chapter-by-chapter review of Evelyn Payne Hatcher's Art as Culture: An Introduction to the Anthropology of Art, I've arrived at chapter four.  Titled "Who?  The Psychological Perspective," it attempts to explain a psychological view of cultural art forms under four headings: perception, creativity, personality and the psychological functions of art.  Hatcher writes, "The anthropological questions relating to these concepts have to do with the ways in which perception, creativity, personality and functions are similar in different cultural contexts, and the ways in which they are specific to each cultural setting" (85).

Ascension Sunday

Christ in Ascension by Father John Giuliani