At the end of a tree-lined country road, alongside the stream and at the end of a gravel driveway is the studio of painter Henry Wingate. The foyer and hallway of the Madison House are cluttered with faces looking at framed portraits. The cavernous studio is full of larger-than-life paintings,
They are stifling, elitist. You won’t know what to watch or how to interpret it. You might come across a bust. Busted for bust busting. Many believe these stereotypes about art museums, and museums around the world are working to change that. In the newly renovated Indiana University Eskenazi Art
Throughout history, art has always played a role in religious and faith-based organizations. Some of the world’s most acclaimed works of art are based on religious themes. Most religions use some form of art to tell their stories or to help focus the mind on contemplation and meditation. The InterFaith
Photo courtesy of the Hermitage Museum A unique collection of Italian religious art from the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria is now on display at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. This exhibition can tell a lot of things: it tells how an icon is transformed into a painting, with all
Art and religion have always been inextricably linked. Although the concepts of belief and faith may seem abstract to many, both played an important role in shaping the process of artistic creation. Take, for example, the Orthodox icons that are kept in art museums around the world. Many of them
God and Adam depicted in Michelangelo’s fresco of the biblical story of creation. (Flickr) What is going on these days with pious Christian men (and even their wives, I’ve learned) and their obsession with penis size? It’s not just lustful click bait for kicks and giggles (well, maybe a little).
Matthew Powell’s Father Dominican WordPlay makes his debut with works by Twain and Balzac. Mark Twain is universally known for Tom sawyer and Huckleberry finn. But you might not know that he also translated – from the original manuscripts – the diaries of Adam and Eve. Okay, so he didn’t,