#religious art

Medieval Art

Gentle Giant in the River. Medieval Representations of Saint Christopher

In 1904, an extensive report made for the British Archaeological Association revealed that in England there were more wall paintings of Saint...

Guest Profile 21 May 2019

Mormon Art: Painting the Gospel

The Church of the Latter Day Saints (also known as the LDS or Mormon Church) was founded by Joseph Smith in the 19th Century and currently has over...

Heather Johnson 2 May 2019

Medieval Art

The Complicated Meaning and Mysterious Origin of The Cloisters Cross

The Cloisters Cross is a beautiful English Romanesque walrus ivory cross, likely dating to the middle of the 12th century. From the moment it...

Alexandra Kiely 19 January 2019

Medieval Art

Let It Be: The Annunciation in Medieval and Renaissance Christian Art

Religious themes in art have prevailed throughout time. Whether it is Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, or Hinduism – being able to visually...

Rachel Witte 28 August 2018

Women Artists

Restoration of “Last Supper” You Had No Idea Existed

Everybody knows Last Supper painted by Leonardo da Vinci hosted in the Milanese church Santa Maria delle Grazie. But does anyone know another...

Magda Michalska 6 June 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Dietric Bouts, The Resurrection

Dieric Bouts was a Northern Renaissance artist, greatly influenced by Jan van Eyck and by Rogier van der Weyden, under whom he may have studied. He...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 April 2018

Prehistoric Art

The Real Story of the Goddess Gifs

People are going crazy over these goddess gifs – 24 ancient female statues shaking what their mothers gave them. Artist Nina Paley created the...

Alexandra Kiely 27 January 2018

Art History 101

Do You Know Your Saints? A Quiz With Saintly Attributes

How well do you know your Christian iconography? All Saints is over but it’s never too late for a little quiz! Are you able to recognize saints...

Magda Michalska 3 November 2017

Painting

All Saints Day In Famous Paintings

All Saints Day, celebrated yesterday is also known as Hallowmas or Feast of All Saints. Occurring on November 1st of each year, it is a significant...

Pola Otterstein 2 November 2017

FEAR NOT, When Jesus Tells You He is Coming, You Build Him a Throne

After receiving religious visions, James Hampton spent 14 years of his life preparing for Christ’s return to earth. When he died from stomach...

Rachel Istvan 4 August 2017

Baroque

Painting Of The Week: Caravaggio, Saint John the Baptist

It’s Sunday and it’s time for some classics. This masterpiece is one of only a few original works by Caravaggio in American collections.

Zuzanna Stańska 30 July 2017

Renaissance

The Holy Story: The Driving Force of Renaissance Art

The sudden expansion in trade, banking and the textile industry in the late 1200s  brought an influx of labouring classes to the cities of...

Wendy Gray 27 April 2017