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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Scenes from the Life of Saint Francis- 5. Confirmation... - Giotto Di Bondone - www.religious-art.org
Scenes from the Life of Saint Francis- 5. Confirmation...
Giotto Di Bondone
Scenes from the Life of St John the Evangelist- 2.... - Giotto Di Bondone - www.religious-art.org
Scenes from the Life of St John the Evangelist- 2....
Giotto Di Bondone
Scenes from the Life of St John the Evangelist- 3.... - Giotto Di Bondone - www.religious-art.org
Scenes from the Life of St John the Evangelist- 3....
Giotto Di Bondone
Scenes from the New Testament- Lamentation (detail... - Giotto Di Bondone - www.religious-art.org
Scenes from the New Testament- Lamentation (detail...
Giotto Di Bondone
Scenes from the Life of St John the Evangelist- 1.... - Giotto Di Bondone - www.religious-art.org
Scenes from the Life of St John the Evangelist- 1....
Giotto Di Bondone
Scenes from the Life of St. Anthony Abbot  1530 - Cornelis Cornelisz. Kunst - www.religious-art.org
Scenes from the Life of St. Anthony Abbot 1530
Cornelis Cornelisz. Kunst
Scenes from the Life of St John the Evangelist- 2.... - Giotto Di Bondone - www.religious-art.org
Scenes from the Life of St John the Evangelist- 2....
Giotto Di Bondone
Scenes from the Life of St John the Baptist- 2. Birth... - Giotto Di Bondone - www.religious-art.org
Scenes from the Life of St John the Baptist- 2. Birth...
Giotto Di Bondone
Abraham’s Sacrifice - Ferdinand Bol - www.religious-art.org
Abraham’s Sacrifice
Ferdinand Bol
	View of London showing St Paul's and Canon Street... - John Crowther - www.religious-art.org
View of London showing St Paul's and Canon Street...
John Crowther

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