Painting of the Week: Venerable Celestial BodhirumaApril 25, 2021
Imperial Chinese art has a long history stretching through many dynasties and many centuries. Many social, political, and economic factors have caused Chinese art to evolve and change over the millennia. However, one of the strongest factors with...
Treasures of Medieval Irish Art to Celebrate St. Patrick’s DayMarch 17, 2021
Today is St. Patrick’s Day, so that means it’s a day to celebrate all things Irish. What better way to do that than by looking at some masterpieces of Irish art? Although there have been spectacular Irish artists...
The Wonder and Glory of Medieval Portable ShrinesMarch 9, 2021
For devoted Christians, a portable shrine provided an immediate and intimate way to connect to a higher power within a monastic space or the privacy of one’s home. Portable shrines were small-scale, ritual objects with movable parts that...
Saraswati, the Beautiful Goddess of Knowledge and ArtFebruary 6, 2021
Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge and the arts. Remarkably, in the Hindu tradition and in rituals, Saraswati occupies a more prominent role than her celestial consort, Brahma — the creator of the Hindu pantheon. She is also a...
10 Facts about The Last Supper by Leonardo You Should KnowJanuary 6, 2021
The legendary 15th-century painter Leonardo da Vinci has an impressive legacy of artwork that leaves people astonished and awestruck even today. The maestro left behind a huge number of artworks and sculptures that played a pivotal role in adding...
Painting of the Week: Saint George and the DragonJanuary 3, 2021
There is a skirmish between the hero and the villain. Fabrics whip about, horse hoofs trample, and a dying scream erupts as Saint George slaughters the Dragon. The Christian saint kills the horrible creature as an act of...
Boxing Day with St. StephenDecember 26, 2020
According to the Catholic calendar, the second day of Christmas commemorates St. Stephen. He was a young deacon in the community of Jerusalem who became the first martyr in the name of Jesus, an event recounted in Acts...
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