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Art

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

The Holy Trinity as imagined in sacred art

These artists attempted to capture the central mystery of the Christian faith on canvas.

8 Symbols of the Holy Spirit used in the Bible and art

There are many different ways to represent the action of the Holy Spirit, who is one of the more mysterious persons of the Trinity.

The meaning of doves in the Bible

Of all the ancient Mediterranean symbols the Christian church adopted, the dove was probably the most frequently repeated in liturgical art.

Inspired innovator: The startling Christian art of Tintoretto

500 years after his birth, a major exhibition of the Venetian artist’s work is at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

How “The Last Supper” miraculously survived World War II bombs

When an air strike hit Milan in 1943, most assumed that Leonardo’s masterpiece had been destroyed.

A Cubist’s take on the crucifixion

Nearly a decade before his masterpiece “Guernica,” Pablo Picasso choose to represent the horror of the crucifixion with an equally powerful pictorial style.

This amazing young artist sees Christ in each portrait she paints

Amber Knorr is a gifted sacred artist whose work "makes visible the invisible."

The literary journal that aims to bring us back to Eden

The mission of Ever Eden Publishing is to offer beautiful, thoughtful content to Catholics.

Here’s how one artist imagined Christ’s return to modern-day Europe

The expressionist James Ensor juxtaposed modern-day political leaders with the “true defender of the poor.”

Before the terrorist attack, Sri Lankan Catholics were remembered for their beautiful religious art

Five hundred years ago, the Christian converts of Sri Lanka earned considerable respect from the Portuguese missionaries. This was partly due to their enthusiasm for the new faith, but mostly because …

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