Passing the Colors: Engaging Visual Culture in the 21st Century

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William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 199 pages
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There have been many publications about understanding art theologically and philosophically. Passing the Colors explores these themes, uniquely, from an artist's perspective.

This beautifully illustrated volume describes the artistic journey of Chris Stoffel Overvoorde, from his early days as a metal worker in the shipyards of Rotterdam to the years spent passing on his artistic vision as a college professor. As Overvoorde writes, sharing is a way of testifying about what God has done at both the personal and communal level. Thus Passing the Colors is more than the story of a life -- it also offers many insights into the nature of art, provides an intimate look at the formative role of art in a person's life, and challenges Christians to view the arts in new ways.

Featuring original artwork in full color, this volume will interest admirers of Overvoorde's career and church leaders considering the place of art in Christian worship.

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About the author (2002)

Overvoorde is Professor Emeritus of Art at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and an award winning artist whose paintings, prints, and drawings are present in public and private collections around the world.

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