David Mayernik Ltd.
Fine Art: Drawing, Plein Air, Capriccio, Narrative Painting, Sacred Art, Portraits and Still Life Architecture: Campus and Urban Design, Building Design, Interiors Decorative Arts: Objects, Opera Sets Research: History, Theoretical Projects, Academia Chiron About David Mayernik: Bio, Contact, Publications

Classical Humanism in the Old Master Tradition

SACRED ART

David Mayernik has painted church frescoes and altar paintings on commission, along with work created on his own initiative, exploring the affective power of classical narrative. In the Renaissance tradition, the humanist culture of rhetoric and poetics gives sacred art its narrative structure.

Beauty is an essential aspect of the sacred.

 

Sacred Art is  not merely the illustration or documentation of sacred subjects: it aspires to inspire reflection, emulation, and devotion. Like oratory, it is rhetorical, engaging the viewer not only with sacred subjects but sacred meditations. For those reasons, and more, the great tradition of Christian sacred art has not been realist, but classical, or at least idealizing—transcending the ordinary and mundane, expressing both specific moments in biblical or hagiographic narrative and timeless truths.

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David Mayernik Ltd. Fine Art: Drawing, Plein Air, Capriccio, Narrative Painting, Sacred Art, Portraits and Still Life Architecture: Campus and Urban Design, Building Design, Interiors Decorative Arts: Objects, Opera Sets Research: History, Theoretical Projects, Academia Chiron About David Mayernik: Bio, Contact, Publications
David Mayernik Ltd. Fine Art: Drawing, Plein Air, Capriccio, Narrative Painting, Sacred Art, Portraits and Still Life Architecture: Campus and Urban Design, Building Design, Interiors Decorative Arts: Objects, Opera Sets Research: History, Theoretical Projects, Academia Chiron About David Mayernik: Bio, Contact, Publications
David Mayernik Ltd. Fine Art: Drawing, Plein Air, Capriccio, Narrative Painting, Sacred Art, Portraits and Still Life Architecture: Campus and Urban Design, Building Design, Interiors Decorative Arts: Objects, Opera Sets Research: History, Theoretical Projects, Academia Chiron About David Mayernik: Bio, Contact, Publications
David Mayernik Ltd.
Fine Art: Drawing, Plein Air, Capriccio, Narrative Painting, Sacred Art, Portraits and Still Life Architecture: Campus and Urban Design, Building Design, Interiors Decorative Arts: Objects, Opera Sets Research: History, Theoretical Projects, Academia Chiron About David Mayernik: Bio, Contact, Publications