The church which is part of the former monastery “Schwestern zum Guten Hirten” (Sisters of the Good Shepherd) in the Lindenthal district of Cologne, in western Germany, looks like a large protective tent. “It was supposed to be a kind of Noah’s ark, a refuge for what people called ‘fallenRead More →

It’s hard to imagine what 19th-century dandy painter Eugène Delacroix and action film paladin Mel Gibson might have in common. Yet both scandalized audiences with violent imagery, both were ostracized from their contemporary artistic institutions and both drew inspiration from Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich’s visions of the suffering and deathRead More →

For thousands of years, art has played an important role in the faith. “I would say religion has always been a big topic in art,” says Nancy Ross, assistant professor of art history at Dixie State University. “Belief played an important role. “ Ross says that elements of belief canRead More →

Thangka paintings by Chudri and Tashi Gyatso Thangka paintings by Chudri and Tashi Gyatso Chudri working on a Thangka painting Religious art transcends borders Once sacred, Thangka paintings invade the secularized market Although a favorite for collectors today, Thangka remains an obscure art beyond the Tibetan regions, not palpable toRead More →