“…What kind of art is able to meet God’s standards, as exemplified in the tabernacle? Not art that is bad, false, or ugly, but art that incarnates the good, the true, and the beautiful. In other words, our art must be in keeping with the character of God, who Himself is good, true, and beautiful…. We have truth to tell about the ugliness of a fallen world. Indeed, Christianity offers the best explanation for that ugliness in its doctrine of depravity: the world has been spoiled by sin…. In a world that has been uglified by sin, the Christian artist shows the plausibility of redemption by producing good work that is true in its beauty.”

– Philip Graham Ryken, in Art for God’s Sake, pp 43-45