Religious Art - all of these definitions have been used at one time or another to define religious art. The most common definition is that religious art is that which depicts biblical themes. Such art abounds, particularly that done in earlier centuries; but it is still prominent today.

The next suggestion-that art is what religious artists do-saw its highest expression in the Renaissance when the church employed great artists who experimented with themes not only from biblical settings but from classical mythology as well. Often in history, "religious art" was what the church officially declared to be religious art. The most extreme example of this style is to be recalled in the Inquisition of the sixteenth century and in iconoclastic excesses right up to the present time.


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Psalter Of Blanche Of Castile - French Miniaturist - www.religious-art.org
Psalter Of Blanche Of Castile
French Miniaturist
Heaven and Hell - Octave Tassaert - www.religious-art.org
Heaven and Hell
Octave Tassaert
The Last Supper 1498 - Leonardo Da Vinci - www.religious-art.org
The Last Supper 1498
Leonardo Da Vinci
Creation of Adam  1510 - Michelangelo Buonarroti - www.religious-art.org
Creation of Adam 1510
Michelangelo Buonarroti
The Repentant Magdalen 1655 - Charles Le Brun - www.religious-art.org
The Repentant Magdalen 1655
Charles Le Brun
Moses Viewing The Promised Land - Frederic Edwin Church - www.religious-art.org
Moses Viewing The Promised Land
Frederic Edwin Church
Moses Nucleus Of Creation - Frida Kahlo - www.religious-art.org
Moses Nucleus Of Creation
Frida Kahlo
Apotheosis of Napoleon III (1808-73) 1854 - Guillaume-Alphonse Harang Cabasson - www.religious-art.org
Apotheosis of Napoleon III (1808-73) 1854
Guillaume-Alphonse Harang Cabasson
Flagellation Of Christ  1510 - Il Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi) - www.religious-art.org
Flagellation Of Christ 1510
Il Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi)
Ecstasy of St Theresa - Jean-Baptiste Santerre - www.religious-art.org
Ecstasy of St Theresa
Jean-Baptiste Santerre
Night at Golgotha, 1869 - Vasili Vasilyevich Vereshchagin - www.religious-art.org
Night at Golgotha, 1869
Vasili Vasilyevich Vereshchagin
Crucifixion  1370 - Andrea Bonaiuti da Da Firenze - www.religious-art.org
Crucifixion 1370
Andrea Bonaiuti da Da Firenze

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