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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The Goddess Juno in the House of Dreams - Luis Lopez Piquer - www.religious-art.org
The Goddess Juno in the House of Dreams
Luis Lopez Piquer
Crucifixion - Antonello da Messina Messina - www.religious-art.org
Crucifixion
Antonello da Messina Messina
The Last Supper 1542 - Jacopo Bassano (Jacopo da Ponte) - www.religious-art.org
The Last Supper 1542
Jacopo Bassano (Jacopo da Ponte)
Last Judgment (1) 1537-41 - Michelangelo Buonarroti	 - www.religious-art.org
Last Judgment (1) 1537-41
Michelangelo Buonarroti
God Judging Adam - William Blake - www.religious-art.org
God Judging Adam
William Blake
Head of Christ - Leonardo Da Vinci - www.religious-art.org
Head of Christ
Leonardo Da Vinci
A Mother And Child - Elizabeth Nourse - www.religious-art.org
A Mother And Child
Elizabeth Nourse
The Guardian Angel 1656 - Pietro Da Cortona (Barrettini) - www.religious-art.org
The Guardian Angel 1656
Pietro Da Cortona (Barrettini)
Faith - Paolo Uccello - www.religious-art.org
Faith
Paolo Uccello
'Time Reveals Truth' - Giovanni Domenico Cerrini - www.religious-art.org
'Time Reveals Truth'
Giovanni Domenico Cerrini
The Presentation in the Temple, from the predella of... - Gentile Da Fabriano - www.religious-art.org
The Presentation in the Temple, from the predella of...
Gentile Da Fabriano
Abraham Sacrificing Isaac  1650 - Laurent De La Hire - www.religious-art.org
Abraham Sacrificing Isaac 1650
Laurent De La Hire

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