#Christian art

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece of the Week: Jacob Isaacsz van Swanenburgh, Aeneas Taken by the Sibyl to the Underworld

Aeneas Taken by the Sibyl to the Underworld is one of only 11 known surviving works by Jacob Isaacsz van Swanenburgh. It is a rare gem of late [...]

James W Singer 10 October 2021


Masterpiece of the Week: Sebastián Zalcedo, Virgin of Guadalupe

The Virgin of Guadalupe depicts the narrative of the Christian Virgin Mary who allegedly appeared multiple times in December 1531 before a Mexican [...]

James W Singer 29 August 2021

Medieval Art

All that Glitters: The Sparkling World of Medieval Mosaics

Welcome to the sparkling world of medieval mosaics! Although not as famous as illuminated manuscripts or stained glass, mosaic was a popular art form [...]

Alexandra Kiely 10 May 2021

Religious Art

The Wonder and Glory of Medieval Portable Shrines

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 [...]

Marga Patterson 9 March 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Saint George and the Dragon

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 [...]

James W Singer 3 January 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Gentile da Fabriano, Adoration of the Magi

More than 2 billion people in more than 160 countries will celebrate Christmas this coming Friday. To mark this global Christian holiday, we explore [...]

James W Singer 20 December 2020


The Erotic Potential of The Temptation of St. Anthony

Christianity has brought many popular topics to art over the centuries, yet the interpretation of a religious motif can drastically change depending [...]

Guest Profile 11 September 2020


American Gothic Revival Highlights: Duke Chapel, North Carolina

The Duke University Chapel is a prime example of Collegiate Gothic architecture in the United States. It is also one of the most beautiful buildings [...]

Maya Tola 27 August 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Saint Anne

To the south of Egypt is the mysterious land of Nubia. It has a complex history due to the different states and religions that have occupied the [...]

James W Singer 16 August 2020