ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: July 15, 2018
Art, Truth and Time: Essays in Art
By (author) Sister Anselma Scollard
Art, Truth, and Time is a book which endeavours to show that artistic creation depends as much upon the body, as it does the soul, and the soul’s intelligent use of the body’s way of understanding. When there occurs a complete disjunction between the two, as occurs in much of contemporary art, art is stripped of its inherent beauty, its wholeness. In this book the author considers the nature of art from its earliest manifestations to the present day, endeavouring to show that its truth transcends time and place through the unity of soul and body and man’s awareness of this unity, not a barren unity, but a unity which is profoundly creative.
Sister Anselma Scollard
Sister Anselma Scollard OSB spent her childhood and youth in California, USA. She is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz and the University of Warwick. Her studies are in the fields of philosophy and art, more specifically aesthetics and sculpture. She has spent a good deal of time pursuing her studies in art through extensive travels throughout Europe. Although particularly interested in the Quarto Centro period of Italian art and the medieval period of French art, her great interest in modern and contemporary art has taken her to Paris, Amsterdam and London.She did not begin to publish her written work until she joined St. Cecilia’s Abbey on the Isle of Wight. Her monastery is a member of the Solesmes Congregation. She is a Benedictine, enclosed, contemplative nun. She has further pursued her work in sculpture in the production of furniture and the creation of gardens within the monastery, incorporating the use of shapes and colours inherent in plants in a monastic setting.