Lipscomb University

Christian Scholars' Conference

Abstracts

“Reflected Light: Art Photography.”

Larry E. Fink, Hardin-Simmons University, Convener

  • Carrie Isaacson, Hardin-Simmons University, “Conceptual Realism”
  • Nil Santana, Abilene Christian University, “Seascapes and Cityscapes”
  • Roger W. Jones, Ranger College, “Collecting Fine Art Photography”
  • Larry E. Fink, Hardin-Simmons University, “Traditional Street Photographs”

Three art photographers will show examples of their current work and discuss the challenges posed by philosopher Jacques Maritain in his book Art and Scholasticism.  An art collector will reflect on the aesthetic appeals of the fine art photograph. "By the words 'Christian art' I do not mean Church art, art specified by an object, an end, and determined rules....  Everything belongs to it, the sacred as well as the profane. It is at home wherever the ingenuity and the joy of man extend....  Christianity does not make art easy" (Maritain).