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Why the new “protest art” is Catholic

J-P Mauro - published on 04/21/21

Sacred artist Andrew de Sa will lead a discussion about the role of sacred art in the public square before unveiling his new "Salvation Triptych."

On April 29, the Catholic Information Center (CIC) will present a discussion with Catholic painter Andrew de Sa. The event will culminate in de Sa unveiling a new grand work of art, titled “The Salvation Triptych.”

The artist will speak on the event’s topic, The New Protest Art: Why Our Culture Needs Public Sacred Art. The evening will include a tour through Studio de Sa, where the artist completes his various sacred paintings. Attendees can expect to be treated to a variety of de Sa’s works during the virtual tour.

Of the presentation, CIC writes

In addition to giving us a virtual tour of his studio, the artist will lead a conversation on the mind-shaping power of images and the exciting role that artists play in evangelizing a society increasingly unfamiliar with the Christian story.

The Salvation Triptych

Little is known about de Sa’s latest work, but CIC describes it as “larger than life.” A quick look at de Sa’s gallery has us excited to see what his style brings to the project. De Sa’s art has a detailed yet accessible quality that is bound to resonate with art aficionados and amateurs alike. Previously, he has focused on Catholic subjects such icons, prelate portraits, and biblical depictions. An example of de Sa’s style can be seen in the video featured above.

As a triptych, the work will most likely composed of three panels. The work’s title suggests it will contain a series of biblical depictions on the theme of salvation. A 15th-century “Salvation Triptych” by Moretto de Brescia depicts several scenes from Christ’s Passion. 

The event

The New Protest Art: Why Our Culture Needs Public Sacred Art will take place on the evening of April 29, 2021. The event will be held both in person and virtually. Those who live in the Washington D.C. area are welcome to attend the event, following COVID-19 guidelines.

Whether attendees join live or online, all are welcome to attend the event free of charge. They do, however, ask that interested parties register at the Catholic Information Center. 

Visit the CIC website to register today.

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