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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

:

CALVINISM AND ART.

200 old age,

who

The man

a painful, retrograde movement.

is

God, and whose

fears

remain clear and

faculties

unimpaired, does not on the brink of age return to the playthings of his infancy.

One more

might maintain

objection

demonstration, and that too

may

ion

asked

be

itself

as

to face.

The

own

its

absolutely

even

art-style,

Let the

secular.

meaning of the objection be well understood. suggest

not

that

Calvinism

aesthetic significance, should tion

if

it

real

does

It

of an

possessed

truly

life-

have given a certain

direc-

the practice of art, for the fact that Calvinism

to

has truly done this of this

objection

whether

in

and

able;

if

this

quest-

whether a really independent

tendency should not create developed

want

I

itself after

the

hits

first

presently deeper,

show

itself.

The

point

and puts the question

place a secular art-style

is

conceiv-

second place, whether the creation

the

in

will

of such a purely secular and dominating art style could

have been demanded of Calvinism. to the first rise

is:

of such

Religion,

Mark you,

a concentric impress upon

of that

make

an all-embracing art-style independent of I

do not here speak

of a school of a single art, but of an art-style

certain

I

that in the history of art no record of the

to be found.

is

The answer

degree

it

all

which puts

the arts together.

could be asserted of

Roman

To

art

a

and

of the Renaissance that, although devoid of a

leading religious impulse, they nevertheless reached an all-sided revelation in art- forms.

the

dome

sion

of

a

The dome

in

Roman and

religious

Speaking of architecture,

Byzantian art

thought

but

is

not an expres-

of political

symbolizes world-power, and, though

energy. it

may

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Calvinism - pagina 204

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Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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