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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God Judging Adam - William Blake - www.religious-art.org
God Judging Adam
William Blake
'Time Reveals Truth' - Giovanni Domenico Cerrini - www.religious-art.org
'Time Reveals Truth'
Giovanni Domenico Cerrini
Amesbury Psalter - English Miniaturist - www.religious-art.org
Amesbury Psalter
English Miniaturist
Head of Christ - Leonardo Da Vinci - www.religious-art.org
Head of Christ
Leonardo Da Vinci
A Christian Allegory - Jan Provost - www.religious-art.org
A Christian Allegory
Jan Provost
Crucifixion (2) 1330s - Giotto Di Bondone - www.religious-art.org
Crucifixion (2) 1330s
Giotto Di Bondone
A Mother And Child - Elizabeth Nourse - www.religious-art.org
A Mother And Child
Elizabeth Nourse
Crucifixion 1390-96 - Agnolo Gaddi - www.religious-art.org
Crucifixion 1390-96
Agnolo Gaddi
The Flood with Noah's Ark - Jan The Elder Brueghel - www.religious-art.org
The Flood with Noah's Ark
Jan The Elder Brueghel
The Guardian Angel 1656 - Pietro Da Cortona (Barrettini) - www.religious-art.org
The Guardian Angel 1656
Pietro Da Cortona (Barrettini)
Last Judgment (1) 1537-41 - Michelangelo Buonarroti	 - www.religious-art.org
Last Judgment (1) 1537-41
Michelangelo Buonarroti
Faith - Paolo Uccello - www.religious-art.org
Faith
Paolo Uccello

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