Sacred Noise: Modern Art and the Death of God

A dedicated exhibition at Christie’s in London explores themes of religion, faith and divinity in post-war and contemporary art.

Themes of religion, faith and divinity have pervaded art throughout the centuries. Sacred Noise, a dedicated exhibition of 30 works at Christie’s in London on show until 21 July, charts the reinterpretation and subversion of these themes in the 20th century.

Ranging from Francis Bacon’s anguished Popes to Damien Hirst’s 1994 formaldehyde works titled after the disciples, the show explores how the European legacy of religious painting was reborn and redefined in post-war and contemporary art.