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The Face of Jesus

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 Jesus Picture Gallery

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 Significance of Color in Christian Symbolism

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 ….


Easter in Stained Glass

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 […]


The Sistine Chapel

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 Most Popular Picture of Jesus

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.


Paintings and Pictures of Muhammed

Paintings and Pictures of Muhammed In the context of yet another crisis following satirical treatment of Mohammed, 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. We look at some outstanding examples.


Sacred Spaces

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 […]


An Artist’s Christmas

The Christmas Story: As seen through the eyes of artist, Albrecht Durer, and we ourselves.


The Human Body in Christian Symbolism

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 […]