Christian arts


Christian art is sacred art which uses themes and imagery from Christianity. Most Christian groups use or have used art to some extent, although some have had strong objections to some forms of religious image, and there have been major periods of iconoclasm within Christianity.

Images of Jesus and narrative scenes from the Life of Christ are the most common subjects, and scenes from the Old Testament play a part in the art of most denominations. Images of the Virgin Mary and saints are much rarer in Protestant art than that of Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy.

Christianity makes far wider use of images than related religions, in which figurative representations are forbidden, such as Islam and Judaism. However there is also a considerable history of aniconism in Christianity from various periods.(Wikipedia)

 

Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus) by Salvador Dali.

Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus) by Salvador Dali.

Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus) by Salvador Dali.

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Virgin and Child - Wall painting from the Roman catacombs (early Christian catacomb).

Virgin and Child - Wall painting from the Roman catacombs (early Christian catacomb).

Virgin and Child - Wall painting from the Roman catacombs (early Christian catacomb).

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The cross and the fish are two common symbols of Jesus Christ

Madonna and Child (Kakure Kirishitan)

The cross and the fish are two common symbols of Jesus Christ.
The letters of the Greek word ΙΧΘΥΣ Ichthys (fish) form an acronym for "Ίησοῦς Χριστός, Θεοῦ Υἱός, Σωτήρ", which translates into English as "Jesus Christ, God's Son, Savior".

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The Sermon On the Mount

The Sermon On the Mount

The Sermon On the Mount

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Michelangelo's Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica

Michelangelo's Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica

Michelangelo's Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica, The Catholic Church were among the patronage of the Renaissance

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Francesco Albani's The Baptism of Christ

Francesco Albani's The Baptism of Christ

Francesco Albani's The Baptism of Christ (1600s)

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A medieval statue of St Nicholas of Mozhaisk

A medieval statue of St Nicholas of Mozhaisk

A medieval statue of St Nicholas of Mozhaisk as exhibited is in The Patriarch’s Palace and the Twelve Apostles' Church (Патриаршие палаты и церковь Двенадцати апостолов). Wood. 17th century.

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