Thursday, 14 March 2013, 1:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

God's Good Order and the Artist's Patterns

Professor Ben Quash

For centuries of western history, the beauty of art was conceived as a response to, and a reflection of, the cosmic artistry of a good God, who patterned all things well. Aesthetic order was therefore a manifestation of cosmic order, and beauty an expression of the good providence of a benevolent God. In the modern period patterns have seemed like the consoling creations of people worried that they live at the mercy of an arbitrary universe. What do patterns in art (pre-modern and then modern) tell us about our changing perspectives on the world we live in?

This the third in a series of three lectures on Patterns. The other lectures are as follows:
    How the zebra got it its stripes by Professor Adrea Sella
    How mathematicians think about patterns by Professor Ian Stewart

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Professor of Christianity and Art at King's College London.

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14 March 2013

God's Good Order and the Artist's Patterns
Professor Ben Quash

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