"Can I go crazy with the paints, mom?" // “Christians . . . ought not to be threatened by fantasy and imagination. Great painting is not 'photographic': think of the Old Testament art commanded by God. There were blue pomegranates on the robes of the priest who went into the Holy of Holies. In nature there are no blue pomegranates. Christian artists do not need to be threatened by fantasy and imagination, for they have a basis for knowing the difference between them and the real world 'out there.' The Christian is the really free person--he is free to have imagination. This too is our heritage. The Christian is the one whose imagination should fly beyond the stars.” ― Francis Schaeffer #oaxacabornarthistory
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  • oaxacaborn"Can I go crazy with the paints, mom?" // “Christians . . . ought not to be threatened by fantasy and imagination. Great painting is not 'photographic': think of the Old Testament art commanded by God. There were blue pomegranates on the robes of the priest who went into the Holy of Holies. In nature there are no blue pomegranates. Christian artists do not need to be threatened by fantasy and imagination, for they have a basis for knowing the difference between them and the real world 'out there.' The Christian is the really free person--he is free to have imagination. This too is our heritage. The Christian is the one whose imagination should fly beyond the stars.” ― Francis Schaeffer #oaxacabornarthistory
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  • iamchloerLove everything about this 🙌🏻❤ @oaxacaborn
  • four8focusedTotally agree!
  • matthewandkatieThis is so good and helpful. Thanks for sharing this.
  • oaxacaborn@matthewandkatie isn't it a profound quote? I wrote some more thoughts on this on the blog today, too.
  • oaxacaborn@matthewandkatie the quote is from a terrific little book by Francis Schaefer called "Art and the Bible". Really excellent.
  • oaxacaborn@four8focused have you read his book "Art and the Bible"? Phenomenal!
  • four8focused@oaxacaborn No but it sounds interesting!
  • matthewandkatieThanks for the recommendation, I'll definitely read it. I recently read his book "Escape from Reason", it's excellent! @oaxacaborn, I throughly enjoyed your blog post, I love how you pointed out, "art is intensely individual", honesty I loose sight of that when I'm teaching my children art. Also, I loved the bit on Rousseau! I look forward to reading more about him with my children. 😊Thank you!
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