Articulating the Way of Beauty

Below is a collection of articles written by Thomas More College’s Aritst-in-Residence, David Clayton, which have appeared in various print and electronic publications.

  • The Cosmic Liturgy and the Mind of the Creator The natural order can be described mathematically. Even before the advent of modern science, the ancients were aware of this, as they observed changes and movements of the constellations in the night sky. Most ancient peoples (Babylonian, Egyptian, Chinese, Indian, Greek, Roman, Mayan, Inca, and Aztec) observed these in great detail. They believed that the ...
  • Make the Form Conform Most discussions of Christian art that I read focus on the significance of the content. This is appropriate, of course, but in focusing on content, one must not forget that form is a vital component. I must seek to ensure that the form conforms, so to speak, to these transcendentals. This is not only the ...
  • The Way of Beauty A living tradition can develop and respond to the needs of the time without compromising on the timeless principles of beauty, truth, goodness and unity that underlie all genuinely Catholic art. This would enable us I said, to produce art for both sacred and profane settings, and contribute to the establishment of the art of Vatican ...