Art interprets art -- specifically, paintings and music inspired by a major 20th-century poem -- in a novel exhibit presently on display at Baylor University's Martin Museum of Art.
The show, "Makoto Fujimura and Bruce Herman," features the large minimalist canvases of painter Makoto Fujimura and more figurative ones by fellow painter Bruce Herman, each reflecting on British poet T.S. Eliot's work "Four Quartets." Next month unveils the exhibit's musical component when musicians from Baylor's School of Music premiere Christopher Theofanidis's piano quintet "At The Still Point" on Jan. 15.
Dr. Ralph Wood is a professor of Theology and Literature at Baylor University. He has spent more than 40 years teaching on author J.R.R. Tolkien and his popular works, "The Hobbit," and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Wood's own book, "The Gospel According to Tolkien: Visions of the Kingdom in Middle-earth" was published in 2003.