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Color plays a crucial role in the symbolism and iconography of the Christian tradition. Here we outline the meanings associated with color in Christian worship, art, architecture and design. Read more ….
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. Sources of Symbolism in Christianity
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 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 […]
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.
I Saw an Angel in the Palisades Today A poem, written on a warm, summer day on a sailboat in the Hudson.
Churches and cathedrals, temples and mosques, sacred shrines and holy mountains, as well as rivers, lakes and streams … every religious tradition has its sacred places. This gallery of photographs focuses on some of the most noted of these, illustrating how the world’s people carve out a place for the Eternal even in the world […]
Contrary to prevailing public impression, the human body has been, throughout history, and continues to be today, one of the principal symbols of the sacred. It is a central point of focus in Christian art, architecture and iconography. Genesis refers to humanity as having been created “in the image and likeness of God.” New Testament […]
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 […]
An Affair to Remember Florence holds out one of greatest opportunities for inspiration as well as education about the history and art of the Christian tradition. The Ufizzi Gallery is a case in point.