Corita Kent: Gentle Revolutionary of the Heart
Author: Rose Pacatte, FSP
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Corita Kent, an American nun and pop artist, led a life of creativity and love that took her in unexpected directions. In this engaging portrait, Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP, offers an in-depth look at Corita Kent, gentle revolutionary of the heart, letting the beauty and truth of her life and art speak for itself.
Frances Elizabeth Kent's rise to fame coincided with some of the most socially volatile years of the twentieth century. As Sr. Mary Corita of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters, she became a nationally-respected artist - though the Archbishop of her home city of Los Angeles regarded her work as blasphemous.
Seeing no contradiction between the sacred and the secular, Corita designed the US Postal Service's iconic 'Love' stamp and created the largest copyrighted work of art in the world, on a gas tank for the Boston Gas Company. These examples and more exemplify the theology and point of view of one of the twentieth century's most famous and fascinating artists.
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