Bodys Isek Kingelez. Ville Fantôme. 1996. 
Arts & Culture Art
Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J.July 19, 2018
The Congolese artist has left us a form of art that transcends political and aesthetic categories.
‘Spring Turning’ by Grant Wood (photo: the Whitney Museum)
Arts & Culture Art
Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J.April 11, 2018
“In making these paintings,“ wrote Wood, “I had in mind something which I hope to convey to a fairly wide audience in America—the picture of a country rich in the arts of peace; a homely, lovable nation, infinitely worthy of any sacrifice necessary to its preservation.”
People gather around Leonardo da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi' on display at Christie's auction rooms, in London, Tuesday, Oct. 24 (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth).
Arts & Culture Art
Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J.January 24, 2018
Last November at Christie’s, the divine became the dollar.
Faith Vantage Point
Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J.January 02, 2018
"The center of my theology? Good Lord, that can't be anything else but God as mystery and Jesus Christ, the crucified and risen One, as the historical event in which this God turns irreversibly toward us in self-communication."
Arts & Culture Ideas
Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J.October 20, 2017
At the heart of Anne Frank’s life and witness is a hopeful faith in humanity.
European Parliament employees set up a portrait of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl before an European ceremony in Strasbourg on July 1. The ceremony was followed by a requiem Mass at the cathedral in Speyer, Germany. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Politics & Society Last Take
Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J.July 11, 2017
Mourners from across the continent praised Helmut Kohl's vision for a united Europe
Politics & Society Short Take
Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J.January 20, 2017
Refugees are survivors. As Americans, we share their values.
Politics & Society Art
Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J.December 22, 2016
As the historic presidency of Barack Obama comes to an end, our country is reminded that the African-American story continues to be written today.
Art
Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J.September 22, 2016
“A world without color would seem dead,” she said in a 1972 interview. “Color, for me, is life.”
Stuart Davis, "Percolator" (1927)
Art
Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J.August 16, 2016
“Everything I have done since,” the artist later said, “has been based on that eggbeater idea.”