religious art

Deeply intertwined, fear and courage have traveled together across the centuries through artwork. Art shows believers the rewards and punishments of the afterlife, reminds us of the brevity of life,…
There's no doubt that the statues by Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini were markedly sensual, which might seem paradoxical in the era of the Counter-Reformation and for an artist whose main…
The story of the Last Supper is a pivotal one in the Bible and Christians view it as the basis for the Holy Communion rite. Leonardo da Vinci’s fresco adorns a wall of the refectory at Santa Maria…
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) is one of history's best-known artists. Despite struggles with depression and psychosis Van Gogh became a master of Post-Impressionism. Van Gogh paintings like The Starry…
Saints canonized by the Catholic Church come mostly from two major categories: those who lived with or were martyred for Jesus Christ, and those in the centuries since whom performed miracles.…
An incredible artist and businessman, he fortunately lived and worked just as Gutenberg’s printing press (c. 1440) and movable type (c. 1450) began to take off. Dürer produced fine art for wealthy…
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.