18 April 2019, The Tablet

Creativity and faith


 

Art, Truth & Time
SISTER ANSELMA SCOLLARD, OSB
(LUATH PRESS, 112 PP, £12)
tablet bookshop price £10.80 • tel 020 7799 4064

Creative States of Mind: Psychoanalysis and the Artist’s Process
PATRICIA TOWNSEND
(ROUTLEDGE, 136 PP, £29.99)
tablet bookshop price £26.99 • tel 020 7799 4064

What is art for, where does it come from, and what is the artist’s relationship with her or his creation? Sister Anselma Scollard takes an uncompromising view in her book of essays. Sculptor, art historian and member of an enclosed Benedictine community, Sister Anselma thinks that a valid work of art can only be made when the body and the soul are in harmony.

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