Sacred Art

Thumbnail transfiguration  crist bal de villalpando A luminous mystery from the New World

Cristóbal de Villalpando (1649-1714), born and trained in Mexico City, was arguably the most important painter in the New World of the 17th...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 111719006 Art, for God's Sake

When movie directors want us to know that a church is Catholic, what do they show? Art. The camera scans a row of stained-glass windows...

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Thumbnail isabel piczek Artist Isabel Piczek ‘prayed her way’ through long, productive life

Before reflecting on Isabel’s singular contributions on our lives here in Southern California, may I speak about the combined Piczek imprint on Old...

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Thumbnail tomasz misztal crucifixion Artist Tomasz Misztal: Beloved disciple

Visual artist Tomasz Misztal was born in 1957 to a Catholic family in Poland. The country was under Communist rule at the time. He suffered as a...

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Thumbnail stained glass church credit licesio via wwwshutterstockcom cna 1 11 16 Can film be sacred art? For one Catholic, the answer is a resounding 'yes'

When T.J. Berden and his film crew set out to produce “Full of Grace,” they knew they wanted to do something different.  Somehow, between the time...

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Thumbnail fortune in her studio portsmouth hr fortune pmca E. Charlton Fortune at the Pasadena Museum of California Art

“E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit” is on view at the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) through Jan. 7, 2018. The exhibit...

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Thumbnail stained glass architecture credit unsplash cna How do we fund sacred art in the Church? This priest has an idea

The John Paul II Foundation for the Sacred Arts is rethinking how the Catholic Church should fund well-crafted art. But why is good art in the...

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Thumbnail judith beheading holofernes by artemisia gentileschi public domain wikipedia cna Meet the woman who helped revive Catholic art after the Reformation

Rome, Italy, Jan 20, 2017 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Baroque Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi is hailed as a ‘feminist icon’ based on her...

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Thumbnail west bank and israel from mount nebo credit quantestorie via flickr cc by nc 20 The Memorial of Moses reopens, where he viewed the Promised Land

Amman, Jordan, Oct 19, 2016 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After 10 years of renovations the Memorial Sanctuary of Moses on Mount Nebo has reopened,...

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Thumbnail william frank stained glass The stained glass of William Frank

William Frank is Artist in Residence with Emil Frei & Associates, a St. Louis stained-glass studio. His extensive portfolio of selected large-scale...

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Thumbnail church credit unsplash cna 1 Why the Vatican thinks priests should learn about art, beauty

Vatican City, Jan 29, 2017 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Ugly churches with bad acoustics don't do justice to the richness and beauty of the liturgy...

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