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Our collection of articles on baroque art, philosophy, and religious thinking of the XVI and XVII centuries.

The Church of San Francisco (Quito, Ecuador) in all its splendor

Striking images of the first day of the Festival of Light show a historic church lit up in a very special way for the first time.

How appreciating Baroque art can enhance your spirituality

These three iconic artists from the Boroque period are a great start.

Love the beauty of Rome? Thank Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and Sts. Peter and Paul!

The extraordinary beauty found from one end of the Eternal city to the other is in large part due to St. Peter.

Pilgrimage in painting: Pain, privilege and abiding wonder

When the practice of making pilgrimage was called into question during the reformation, art came to its defense, beautifully.

The new Rembrandt is a computer

Four centuries after Rembrandt's death, an algorithm analyzes his works to create a new painting.

Listen to the “Sabionari”: A 1679 guitar that’s still alive and kickin’

Work of the maestro Antonio Stradivari, the “Sabionari” is more than 300 years old.

When art came to the rescue: Confronting doubt

Art historian Elizabeth Lev continues her look at Rome-based art that confronted the Reformation.

Caravaggio: Touching Jesus’ wounds

Details of the masterpiece that changed the history of painting.

When art came to the rescue: Making penitence look good

The world's narrative sometimes makes it difficult to see what is beautiful, good, and true about contrition and penance.

Visit the great Baroque churches of the Philippines

Built in the 16th and 17th centuries by Spanish colonial missionaries, all 4 are all included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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