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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
The Last Supper 1498 - Leonardo Da Vinci - www.religious-art.org
The Last Supper 1498
Leonardo Da Vinci
Heaven and Hell - Octave Tassaert - www.religious-art.org
Heaven and Hell
Octave Tassaert
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
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
Flagellation Of Christ  1510 - Il Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi) - www.religious-art.org
Flagellation Of Christ 1510
Il Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi)
The Christian Martyrs' Last Prayer - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.religious-art.org
The Christian Martyrs' Last Prayer
Jean-Léon Gérôme
Crucifixion  1370 - Andrea Bonaiuti da Da Firenze - www.religious-art.org
Crucifixion 1370
Andrea Bonaiuti da Da Firenze
A Bearded Saint Or Prophet In A Landscape, Probably... - Pier Francesco Mola - www.religious-art.org
A Bearded Saint Or Prophet In A Landscape, Probably...
Pier Francesco Mola
Annunciation 1609-10 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.religious-art.org
Annunciation 1609-10
Peter Paul Rubens
Jesus and the Pharisees - Jacob Jordaens - www.religious-art.org
Jesus and the Pharisees
Jacob Jordaens
Last Supper (copy) 16th century - Leonardo Da Vinci - www.religious-art.org
Last Supper (copy) 16th century
Leonardo Da Vinci
Christ Accused by the Pharisees (detail) 1308-11 - Duccio Di Buoninsegna - www.religious-art.org
Christ Accused by the Pharisees (detail) 1308-11
Duccio Di Buoninsegna
Crucifixion 1460-65 - Paolo Uccello - www.religious-art.org
Crucifixion 1460-65
Paolo Uccello
Table of the Ten Commandments - Unknown Painter - www.religious-art.org
Table of the Ten Commandments
Unknown Painter
The Little Children Being Brought to Jesus, The 100... - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.religious-art.org
The Little Children Being Brought to Jesus, The 100...
Rembrandt Van Rijn
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
The Nativity c. 1490 - Gerard David - www.religious-art.org
The Nativity c. 1490
Gerard David
The Temptation Of St Anthony - Lucas Van Leyden - www.religious-art.org
The Temptation Of St Anthony
Lucas Van Leyden
Annunciation 1582-84 - Federico Fiori Barocci - www.religious-art.org
Annunciation 1582-84
Federico Fiori Barocci
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