#religious art

Erotica

Why is St Sebastian a Gay Icon?

One may think that Christian saints have little in common with gay culture, but there is an exception to every rule. If you see a handsome guy in his...

Magda Michalska 6 June 2021

Medieval Art

Medieval Take on Comic Books – Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

The Middle Ages have a very sketchy reputation. On one hand, we know that a lot of amazing art was created during that time. On the other hand,...

Joanna Kaszubowska 16 May 2021

Artist Stories

Andy Warhol: Religious Artist for a Secular Society

When I first saw a photo of Andy Warhol he was in a wig and wearing lipstick. I thought what an interesting woman that was. And he was of course one...

Marina Kochetkova 13 May 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

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Judgement Scene from Book of the Dead of Hunefer

Death continues to be one of the greatest fears of human society. Since the dawn of recorded history through the centuries of plague, pestilence, and...

James W Singer 9 May 2021

Renaissance

The Marriage of the Virgin: A Comparison Between Raphael and Perugino

We remember Raphael for his art’s grace, balance, and harmony, which made him one of the great masters of the High Renaissance. His work gave...

Arianna Richetti 29 April 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Venerable Celestial Bodhiruma

Imperial Chinese art has a long history stretching through many dynasties and many centuries. Many social, political, and economic factors have...

James W Singer 25 April 2021

Medieval Art

Treasures of Medieval Irish Art to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

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...

Alexandra Kiely 17 March 2021

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

Asian Art

Saraswati – The Beautiful Goddess of Knowledge and Art

Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge and the arts. Remarkably, in the Hindu tradition and in rituals, Saraswati occupies a more prominent...

Maya Tola 6 February 2021

Baroque

Peter Paul Rubens: Sensuous Gods and Dramatic Saints

Peter Paul Rubens is synonymous with Flemish Baroque. His dynamic yet sensuous style made him the most popular artist of his time, running a large...

Anastasia Manioudaki 19 January 2021

Renaissance

10 Facts about The Last Supper by Leonardo You Should Know

The legendary 15th-century painter Leonardo da Vinci has an impressive legacy of artwork that leaves people astonished and awestruck even today. The...

Guest Profile 6 January 2021