Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J., is president emeritus of Georgetown University and director of mission at Jesuit Refugee Service/USA.

Panel 1: “During the World War there was a great migration North by Southern Negroes,” by Jacob Lawrence.
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.August 19, 2015
The migration paintings of Jacob Lawrence
“Nessun Dorma” (2013), Rome
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.June 24, 2015
Timothy J. Clark’s poetic realism
"Portrait of Edith Schiele, The Artist's Wife," 1915 (Collection Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands)
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.March 20, 2015
The artist dying young is one of the founding myths of 20th century Modernism. A. E. Houseman celebrated the athlete dying young. In England Wilfred Owen became the icon of the poet giving his life for his country. August Macke and Franz Marc, lost at the front in the Great War, had been radiant hop
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.December 11, 2014
How to choose from the bountiful treasury of images awaiting our contemplation (and sheer delight) in this darkening season before Christmas? Do you prefer Netherlandish precision and detail? Italian tenderness and warmth? The classical proportions and palette of Poussin? The transcendent simplicity
“Watchtower (Hochsitz),” by Sigmar Polke, 1984
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.July 08, 2014
“Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010" is at the Museum of Modern Art in New York through Aug. 3.
“Top of the Rue de Champlain, View to the Right,” c. 1877-78
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.May 01, 2014
Charles Marville’s photographs of a city transformed
Carpeaux's "Mater Dolorosa," 1870. (Image courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.April 22, 2014
His parents were horrible people. He was sickly all his life, dying eventually of an excruciating bladder cancer at only 48. His emotional life was often ungovernable. His at first rapturous marriage to a beautiful young aristocrat far above his station was plagued by suspicion, jealousy and outrigh
“The Toilet of the Princess,” attributed to John Vanderbank (active ca. 1680-1717)
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.December 12, 2013
Well before globalization and technology unified the world, trade in textiles wove it both practically and sumptuously together.