Creches from Finland

Minimal Art?
Kaija Aarikka

Northern religiosity, Scandinavian in particular, is not known for its high spirits and emotional expansivity.   Religion may be a matter of intense interiority, but its outward signs are sober words, empty walls and impassive reverence.  This spirit is reflected in our nativity set.  Reminiscent of minimal art, and a far cry from Neopolitan drama, these figures convey a message of "do-it-yourself."   Indeed, minimal art allows for a maximum of personal involvement.  Incarnation begs for a personal touch....your touch, our touch.




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