Western Iconography – work by students from Thomas More College of Liberal Arts

I am going to post short series of features that display the work of the students at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts done during the course of the year. The first will be figurative art from Western illuminated manuscripts. I have written before about how I think that this is something we should start to focus on in the Church in order to reestablish our traditions of sacred art. I tried it for the first time this year with the students and with, I feel, great success. The medium used is egg tempera on good quality watercolour paper. This is just the sort of work that students who attend the iconography class at the Way of Beauty Atelier, this summer can expect to be doing if they wish to.

They are in the order they appear: St Christopher by Nicole Martin; St Jerome by Ian Kosko; St Maurice by Amy Green; and Daniel in the Lion’s Den by Alison Trapp.

Of these students Nicole Martin has had some experience of academic art classes and arrived with some skill with brush and pencil. The other,  as far as I am aware are largely untrained prior to the class.

David Clayton

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David is an Englishman living in New Hampshire, USA. He is an artist, teacher, published writer and broadcaster who holds a permanent post as Artist-in-Residence and Lecturer in Liberal Arts at the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts. The Way of Beauty program, which is offered at TMC, focuses on the link between Catholic culture, with a special emphasis on art, and the liturgy. David was received into the Church in London in 1993. Visit the Way of Beauty blog at thewayofbeauty.org.

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