From the Sistine Chapel to Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper to the thousands of beautiful synagogues, temples, and church's around the world, faith and religion have often been a source of artistic inspiration. Perhaps this is because faith holds a deeply emotional and powerfully personal place in the hearts of so many. Even Hollywood has a rich history of telling stories inspired by faith. Some of the biggest movies in history have been based on or inspired by religion, especially Judeo-Christian roots.
Classics like The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur, The Greatest Story Ever Told. Even the Matrix and Man of Steal seem to borrow inspiration from religious experiences and stories. Former Disney animator Glen Keane has said that he sought out inspiration from his own salvation experience, when drawing The Beast in the Disney classic Beauty and The Beast.
Suffices to say art and faith have a rich history together and the two of them inspire each other. However, there is another side to this coin. It seems that for every inspired piece of art, there are a hundred productions that are neither inspired or art. This is made evident by the latest review by youtuber Say Goodnight Kevin, who, once again, takes a humorous and in depth look at a little known Christian kids film, Psalty the Singing Song Book.
Even if you have never heard of this video (which is highly likely) I encourage you to check out this light hearted commentary. It's a good time.
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