Art For God
Born in Hong Kong, Fr. Joseph Tham L.C is the unusual combination of Catholic priest, medical doctor, university professor in Bioethics and also a thoughtful and accomplished artist of extraordinary Chinese paintings, calligraphy and seals. Indeed, Father Tham is a man of many talents and in ART FOR GOD, the reader will be able to share not just Father Tham’s beautiful artworks (in full colour) curated and published for the first time but also his perceptive writings on Chinese philosophy and Catholic theology and spirituality as he communicates with God through art – not just any art but his own artworks.
Placing his artworks within the context of the ancient Chinese philosophy of ‘Heaven, Earth, Man and Harmony’, Father Tham has used his tremendous skill and grace to describe the essence of his subject matter – the glory and the mystery of God.
It is a unique book which breaks new ground and inspires the reader to look at Chinese art with a dierent appreciation. Today, Fr. Tham, former Dean of the School of Bioethics at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University in Rome, teaches, writes in the area of Bioethics and he is the author and editor of numerous articles and books. In his free time, he continues to create his sensitive Chinese paintings, calligraphy and seal carvings. His inspirational and expressive artworks have been exhibited in Canada, USA, Mexico, Hong Kong, and Italy.