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The Christmas Story: As seen through the eyes of artist, Albrecht Durer, and we ourselves.
Michelangelo Paintings from the Sistine Chapel Come with us to Rome. Our image map brings you the painstakingly restored paintings of the Creation and Fall in one of the most beautiful settings anywhere. Under these images Popes are elected.
The Face and the Figure of Jesus With the possible exception of the cross, the figure of Jesus is the central symbol of Christianity. This, despite the fact that no one knows what Jesus looked like. Contemplating this symbol can not only deepen your appreciation of Christianity, it can be a central part in the [...]
The Gallery Tour Whatever the skeptics and secularists have to say about it, Jesus is alive and well within popular culture. Magazines, radio, television, newspapers, billboards, roadside signs … and especially the Internet … are filled with images to satisfy the curiosity of the faithful. Pictures of Jesus proliferate and we have collected hundreds of [...]
The cross is one of the earliest and most widely used Christian symbols. It represents Christianity in general and the crucifixion in particular. A great variety of crosses has evolved, with leading examples illustrated here. With the possible exception of the face and figure of Jesus, the cross is the preeminent symbol of Christianity. For [...]
Paintings and Pictures of Muhammed In the context of yet another crisis following satirical treatment of Mohammed, in this case, a rather juvenile film, it is often stated that paintings or other visual images of the Prophet are forbidden within Islam. This view not withstanding, there is a rich history or art in which Muhammed is portrayed. [...]
Warner Sallman’s “Head of Christ” is the most popular image of Jesus ever made. It is an icon of American culture. It also raises a host of questions about Christianity, the historical Jesus, and the faith of those who identify with this painting. Check it out now.
One of the most inspiring art forms available to the public without charge are the stained glass windows found in churches around the world. These are often found in buildings that are themselves worth visiting. Neil Ralley’s collection of photographs, available online, makes the perfect starting point for an exploration of this medium. We have [...]
Sources of Symbolism in Christianity Christianity is, and always has been, a faith that finds expression in highly visual ways … through painting and sculpture, image, icon, symbol, design, and other non-verbal means. We take a look at the principal varieties of Christian symbolism, both traditional and contemporary.
The Face of Jesus Artists across the centuries have attempted to picture the face of Jesus in paintings, photos, drawings, movies, images, icons, sculpture, and now even computer wallpaper. Before asking what this all means, let’s consider a few of the outstanding examples …