Depictions of Jesus
The depiction of Jesus in pictorial form was controversial in the early Church. The depiction of him in art took several centuries to reach a conventional standardized form for his physical appearance...
Unsealing Of Christ's Reputed Tomb Turns Up New Revelations
For just 60 hours, researchers have had the opportunity to examine the holiest site in Christianity. Here's what they've found.
Alexamenos graffito
The Alexamenos graffito (also known as the graffito blasfemo) is an inscription carved in plaster on a wall near the Palatine Hill in Rome, now in the Palatine Antiquarium Museum. It is alleged to be...
God the Father in Western art
For about a thousand years, in obedience to interpretations of specific Bible passages, pictorial depictions of God in Western Christianity had been avoided by Christian artists. At first only the Han...
Acheiropoieta
Acheiropoieta (Byzantine Greek: ἀχειροποίητα, "made without hand"; singular acheiropoieton) — also called Icons Made Without Hands (and variants) — are a particular kind of icon which are said to have...
Divine Mercy image
The Divine Mercy image is a depiction of Jesus based on the devotion initiated by Saint Faustina Kowalska."I promise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish," Jesus told Faustina, ...
Adoration of the Magi
The Adoration of the Magi (anglicized from the Matthean Vulgate Latin section title: A Magis adoratur) is the name traditionally given to the subject in the Nativity of Jesus in art in which the thre...
Nativity of Jesus in art
The Nativity of Jesus has been a major subject of Christian art since the 4th century. The artistic depictions of the Nativity or birth of Jesus, celebrated at Christmas, are based on the narratives i...
Entombment of Christ
The burial of Jesus refers to the burial of the body of Jesus after crucifixion, described in the New Testament. According to the canonical gospel accounts, he was placed in a tomb by a man named Jose...
Depiction of Jesus
The depiction of Jesus in pictorial form was controversial in the early Church. The depiction of him in art took several centuries to reach a conventional standardized form for his physical appearance...
Image of Edessa
According to Christian tradition, the Image of Edessa was a holy relic consisting of a square or rectangle of cloth upon which a miraculous image of the face of Jesus was imprinted — the first i...
Christ as the Suffering Redeemer (Mantegna)
The Christ as the Suffering Redeemer is a painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Andrea Mantegna, dated to c. 1488-1500 and housed in the Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark.
The wo...
Virgin and Child with Four Angels (Donatello)
The Virgin and Child with Four Angels is a bronze roundel by Florentine artist Donatello (c. 1386 - 1466). It is also known as the Chellini Madonna as Donatello gave it to his doctor Giovanni Chellini...
Unsealing Of Christ's Reputed Tomb Turns Up New Revelations
For just 60 hours, researchers have had the opportunity to examine the holiest site in Christianity. Here's what they've found.