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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Holy Trinity - Pieter Coecke Van Aelst - www.religious-art.org
Holy Trinity
Pieter Coecke Van Aelst
The Temptation Of St Anthony - Lucas Van Leyden - www.religious-art.org
The Temptation Of St Anthony
Lucas Van Leyden
Penitent Magdalene - Domenico Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.religious-art.org
Penitent Magdalene
Domenico Tintoretto (Robusti)
Holy Family - Claudio Coello - www.religious-art.org
Holy Family
Claudio Coello
Danae - Joachim Wtewael (Uytewael) - www.religious-art.org
Danae
Joachim Wtewael (Uytewael)
Annunciation 1582-84 - Federico Fiori Barocci - www.religious-art.org
Annunciation 1582-84
Federico Fiori Barocci
Vision Of The Throne Of The Lord (The Paris Apocalypse) - French Miniaturist - www.religious-art.org
Vision Of The Throne Of The Lord (The Paris Apocalypse)
French Miniaturist
George Whitefield preaching - John Collet - www.religious-art.org
George Whitefield preaching
John Collet
Temptation of St Anthony   1 - David The Younger Teniers - www.religious-art.org
Temptation of St Anthony 1
David The Younger Teniers
Annunciation 1469 - Cosme Tura - www.religious-art.org
Annunciation 1469
Cosme Tura
The Ascension Of Christ - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.religious-art.org
The Ascension Of Christ
Rembrandt Van Rijn
The Archangel Michael Vanquishing the Devil - Antonio Maria Viani - www.religious-art.org
The Archangel Michael Vanquishing the Devil
Antonio Maria Viani

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