Reflections on Art and Spirituality by an Artist and Anglican Priest
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Art Belongs to the Practical Order
There are two virtues of the mind, or orders, according to Maritain: the speculative, the sole end of which is knowledge, and the practical, which tends to something other than just knowledge - mainly putting something you know to use to create something. Art belongs to the practical order because its orientation is towards doing.