making a splash
By Diogenes (articles) | May 05, 2008
She's responsible for a great deal of the disfigurement of the visual aspects of American Catholic life. She began her career as Sister Mary Corita Kent, and ended up, famously, as Corita. Seldom has ingenuousness been so carefully affected. Never was infantile spontaneity more rigidly codified. Her abandonment of her habit, her vows, and her critical distance from faddism might have been contrived as an allegory of the 1960s Church. Those with a morbid interest in cultural decay can indulge in a visit to the Corita Art Center. They'll find little, regrettably, that's unfamiliar.
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