Dr. Herman du Toit discusses one of the beast known artists among members of the LDS Church, 19th Century Danish painter, Carl Bloch. His works are nearly ubiquitous, but his role is much more pervasive than the reduced size depictions that are common in magazines and manuals.
Author and Scholar Richard Bushman joins us with Glen Nelson, founder of the Mormon Artists Group to discuss their upcoming Mormon Arts Center Festival. They also discuss a work chosen from the Church History Museum Collection by Daniel Everett, a photographer who captured an abstract image of the Provo City Center Temple.
Dr. Rita Wright, director of the Springville Museum of Art sits down with Micah to discuss the influence that her painting Et in Arcadia Ego by Wulf Barsch has had on her home. They also discuss the importance of fine art, whether classical, modern or anything in between both in a museum setting and in the home.
Paige Anderson has become well known for her geometric paintings, invoking the patterns, color and spirit of an entire era of pioneer quilts. Her position in this timeline has helped her reflect on the role of quilts in the lives of these women crossing the plains and the role of her art in LDS culture today.
This week, Micah and Eric were fortunate to attend the opening of the 93rd Spring Salon. They spoke with 1st place winner Howard Lyon and shared their thoughts on a few pieces in the show, live from the Springville Museum of Art.
In this episode, we speak with Brad Teare, an LDS artist who has done everything from oil paints to wood block prints to illustrating and editing the Friend Magazine. He shares how the venerated Utah artist, LeConte Stewart has influenced him and also shares some interesting information about how art plays a role in church publications.
In this episode, Dr. Micah Christensen sits down with Paul Monson, Church architect and local president of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. They discuss two important commissions done for temples and the role of classical training in contemporary art and architecture
In a special bonus edition of Mormon Visual Culture, Zion Art Society co-founders Micah Christensen and Eric Biggart discuss the role of a pair of essential actors in bringing art to the Church and bringing the Church to the world.
In this episode, Dr. Micah Christensen discusses Woman Taken in Adultery (2002) by Bruce Hixson Smith with the renowned artist J. Kirk Richards. And they discuss the important work done by Richards' Vision of the Arts Fund raising money for arts education among members of the LDS Church.