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Religion and Art

Whatever Happened to the Late Great Folk Artist Superstar and Cultural Hero Howard Finster?

Norman Girardot | Posted 03.15.2016 | Arts
Norman Girardot

Howard Finster Contemplates his Mortality. C. early 1990s. Photo: Ricardo Viera This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the most...

Religion vs. Secularism in Art

G. Roger Denson | Posted 02.25.2016 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

When we stop trying to define the truth for others we can begin to appreciate to what extent the society we inhabit is an ongoing negotiation between the secular and the religious. The social contract keeping the peace between us proves only as tolerant as the quid pro quo that guarantees its citizens' mutual survival.

Millet's Calf, a Newborn Jesus, God of Earth

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.22.2015 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

Maybe it's the way the light falls, illuminating the bed of straw like some upside-down and disheveled halo, all gold and shimmery, on which the baby lies - a baby cow, in this case.

A Renaissance Man in Teaneck, NJ

Danielle M. Bennett | Posted 03.30.2013 | Arts
Danielle M. Bennett

Moses Groves was not always an artist. As a bass, baritone, and second tenor, he recorded with Little Jimmy and The Tops. The group eventually disbanded. A future filled with life, love, and art intertwined would ensue for this passionate artist.

Artist Sets Out To Bring Life-Size Madonnas Back To Rome

Religion News Service | Alessandro Speciale | Posted 08.08.2012 | Religion

ROME (RNS) Even in the heartland of global Catholicism, a life-size Madonna on a street wall is an uncommon sight -- especially if you leave the cobbl...

Why Our Museums Of Art Have Failed Us And What They Might Learn From Religions

Alain de Botton | Posted 05.14.2012 | Religion
Alain de Botton

What if modern museums of art kept in mind the example of the didactic function of Christian art, in order once in a while to reframe how they presented their collections?