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Our collection of articles on art that uses religious inspiration and motifs, intended to uplift the mind to the spiritual.

The Veiled Virgin: Another miracle of transparent marble

While marble busts of veiled women were quite popular in the 19th century, Strazza’s Veiled Virgin was deemed “a perfect gem of art.”

How was stained glass made in the Middle Ages?

A medieval recipe for the spectacularly colored and painted windows that decorated churches built between the 10th and 16th centuries.

The Catholic meaning behind common Halloween symbols

Discover the connection between a few Halloween symbols and Catholicism.

The Catholic chapel that was designed by the artist Matisse

The great artist drew up the plans for every detail of this chapel located in the French Riviera, from the stained glass windows to the receptacles for holy water.

These Catholics believe that beauty will bring souls to the Church

The Catholic Arts Guild seeks to restore the sacred and beautiful in music, art, architecture.

Why is St. Paul depicted carrying a sword?

Was he a fierce warrior or something?

This is how you can identify the statue of an apostle or saint

The attributes used in Christian iconography allow us to figure out their identity and why they are venerated.

Japanese-American artist gets his inspiration from his Christian faith

Makoto Fujimura's paintings combine the tradition of his heritage with contemporary art.

America’s oldest work of Christian art was made by Aztecs in Mexico

The mosaic depicting a Eucharistic miracle combines Aztec iconography and Indian feather art.

Woman tells her mother-in-law’s Holocaust survival story through art

Lotte and Thea Weiss's relationship is strengthened in their initiative to share family history through art.

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