At the root of all Gothic art and architecture was the desire to construct something close to heaven on Earth, a place where congregations could feel the presence of the divine.
The old notion of “slaying the dragon” has had a pervasive presence in our culture for centuries, yet few know the actual origins of the popular expression. One story that certainly increased the…
Jesus of Nazareth is undoubtedly one of the most famous men who ever lived, and his likeness has been transcribed on paintings, sculptures, and every other artistic medium one can possibly think of.
Joost Joustra, The Howard and Roberta Ahmanson Fellow in Art and Religion, decodes paintings of angels.
A conversation with Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris in the Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence, in front of St. Francis and scenes from his life, 1240s-1260s, panel (Bardi Chapel, Basilica of…
Have you ever wondered who you are looking at in medieval and Renaissance altarpieces? This video will serve as a primer for identifying saints in art.