Young Artist and Convert with a Medieval Flare

National Catholic Register, Jay Copp: [Daniel] Mitsui jokingly calls himself a “spirit of Nicea II Catholic.” His understanding of the role of religious art has its roots 1,200 years ago with that Church council, which reversed an earlier council’s suppression of sacred images and restored the use of icons for devotion. Mitsui often quotes from the teachings of the Second Council of Nicea: “The tradition does not belong to the painter; the art alone is his. True arrangement and disposition belong to the Holy Fathers.” Article is here.