#religious art

Renaissance

A Special Appearance of Leonardo’s Saint Jerome

A very special painting has just arrived in New York! To honor the five hundredth anniversary of the artist's death, Leonardo da Vinci's Saint Jerome...

Alexandra Kiely 13 July 2019

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

Architecture

Ten Gorgeous French Churches (That Aren’t Notre-Dame de Paris)

Still remember the Notre-Dame de Paris? It suffered a horrible fire in April 2019. Notre-Dame is by far France’s most famous church, but it...

Alexandra Kiely 15 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

Women Artists

More than a Stone. Representation of the Kaaba by Hamra Abbas

The 17th century world map from an Ottoman book on the discovery of the Americas “Tarih-i Hind-i Garbi” (“History of the West Indies”) points...

Magda Michalska 14 March 2019

Art History 101

Byzantine Icons – Who, What, When, and Where

Byzantine icons are more of a prayer object than anything else. Though likened to idolatry, the icons mean more than what can be confined by that...

Rachel Witte 13 March 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

Theosophy and Art: There Is No Religion Higher Than Truth

The subtitle of today's post is the motto of the American Theosophical Society, which has been functioning since its foundation in New York in 1875.

Magda Michalska 13 December 2018

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 interact...

Rachel Witte 28 August 2018

Medieval Art

Celebrity Sculptors, Medieval Fraud And Nazi Looting – An Outrageous Story Of The Golden Veit Stoss Altarpiece

This is largest Gothic altarpiece in the world and a national treasure of Poland. Carved over a period of 12 years, the 15th Century Veit Stoss...

Candy Bedworth 6 August 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week – The Merode Altarpiece by Robert Campin

Today's painting of the week is the Merode Altarpiece by the workshop of Robert Campin, c. 1427-32. This work is a triptych (three-panel painting)...

Alexandra Kiely 8 July 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