LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia is an acclaimed artist whose Christianity is both a touchstone and wellspring for almost all of his abstract works — and a way of reclaiming what it means to be a Christian from conservatives.
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LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Renaissance artists bring a lushly imagined world of blooming gardens, fecund valleys, babbling rivers and frolicking animals to convey an old idea still with us today — that nature plays a role in faith.
(RNS) — You could call these artists book lovers, but only in the way that you could call Michelangelo a marble lover or Edward Scissorhands a tree lover.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) — His meticulous paintings of Christian themes, saturated with emotion and glistening with color, were everything the iconoclast reformers railed against.
NEW YORK (RNS) — The Jewish Museum exhibit would be a must-see for Modigliani lovers even if it had no thesis, but it also delves deeply into identity, particularly the artist's brand of Judaism and its artistic expression.
(RNS) — That a symbol of Jewish folkways would command attention in Hollywood reflects the ways many Jews think about their identity.
CHICAGO (RNS) When she died on a pyre in 1431, she achieved an immortality in art and literature that surpasses all of her contemporaries and continues in a new photography exhibit by Susan Aurinko.
NEW YORK (RNS) Isidor Kaufmann got rich selling paintings of Hasidic Jews to assimilated Jews. Today, Hasidic Jews are snapping up his works.
(RNS) For years, museums ignored the religious teachings that form a large part of their art collections. Thanks to technology like 3-D scanning, they are beginning to explore it once more.
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (RNS) With new investments, Christian schools aim to equip graduates for an image-saturated world in which jobs, ministries and social networking require visual literacy and competence.
NEW YORK (RNS) This is a story about a mysterious artist, his glorious art, a failed royal marriage and virtual-reality goggles. And, oh yes, faith preserved 500 years in a wooden ball the size of a peach.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) These haggadot, spanning the 14th to the 21st centuries, showcase the Jewish artistic imagination used in the service of Passover.
(RNS) Churches now see an opportunity to leverage their spaces and use art to stimulate dialogue with groups they wouldn’t otherwise reach.
JERUSALEM (RNS) 'Behold the Man: Jesus in Israeli Art' subverts the idea that Christian art is a tool of religious devotion and suggests Christian symbols are central to Western art and, by necessity, to Israeli art.
(RNS) Were it not for his outspoken Christianity, Makoto Fujimura would belong to the international art elite.