The Historic Greatness of Christian Art

By John Saunders (Quade), R. J. Rushdoony
September 22, 2017

Art is most certainly a form of communication. That is why the media and the arts belong together.  My wife, Dorothy, once  defined art in nine simple words. She said: “Art is the right way to do a thing.” No definition of course is more than an indication of the meaning of a thing defined, but with this disclaimer in mind, let us examine Dorothy’s statement. I can, at a piano or organ pick our notes, sometimes even put together a crude tune; I can with a pencil draw a far cruder echo of a picture. Neither effort is even remotely art, because I lack the technical skill and the thing to communicate. In both music and drawing I have nothing to say. On top of that, I do not know how to say it. As a result, art is the right way to do a thing.