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
Last Judgment (1) 1537-41 - Michelangelo Buonarroti	 - www.religious-art.org
Last Judgment (1) 1537-41
Michelangelo Buonarroti
Dormition of the Virgin Mary - Marcin Czarny - www.religious-art.org
Dormition of the Virgin Mary
Marcin Czarny
The Last Supper 1592-94 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.religious-art.org
The Last Supper 1592-94
Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti)
Nativity 1452 - Petrus Christus - www.religious-art.org
Nativity 1452
Petrus Christus
Holy Family (Sacra Conversazione) 1480 - Alvise Vivarini - www.religious-art.org
Holy Family (Sacra Conversazione) 1480
Alvise Vivarini
Creation of the Sun, Moon, and Plants 1511 - Michelangelo Buonarroti	 - www.religious-art.org
Creation of the Sun, Moon, and Plants 1511
Michelangelo Buonarroti
Danae and the Shower of Gold - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.religious-art.org
Danae and the Shower of Gold
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian)
The Last Supper c. 1560 - Juan De (Vicente) Juanes (Masip) - www.religious-art.org
The Last Supper c. 1560
Juan De (Vicente) Juanes (Masip)
Crucifixion (Crocifissione)   1 - Masaccio (Tommaso di Giovanni) - www.religious-art.org
Crucifixion (Crocifissione) 1
Masaccio (Tommaso di Giovanni)
The Marriage at Cana c. 1500 - Gerard David - www.religious-art.org
The Marriage at Cana c. 1500
Gerard David
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

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