CHICAGO (RNS) — Nearly a century later, both ‘Head of Christ’ and criticism of its role in enshrining Jesus as white endure.
(RNS) — A war over Christs of different ethnicities, says an artist and iconographer, won’t bring humanity closer together in empathy or love.
VENICE, Calif. (RNS) — Now one of Ireland’s most celebrated modern artists, the U2 frontman's childhood friend and former bandmate, has a new exhibit in Venice, California.
(RNS) — In the new film 'Mary Magdalene,' the title character is many things but not the one role in which she has been historically (mis)cast: the so-called 'fallen woman.'
JERUSALEM (RNS) — The controversy has raised questions about the limits of artistic freedom in Israel, which prides itself on being both a progressive country and the home to holy sites of three world religions.
(RNS) — Mistaken identification of religious imagery is more common in museums than many might think, misleading a public already less biblically literate than ever.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Working in obscurity, a German artist created an accordioning illustrated Bible that, fully expanded, would stretch more than a mile.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (RNS) — A Michigan pastor has created 'The Preachers,' a performance art piece in which passers-by are encouraged to step up to a makeshift pulpit and preach for up to five minutes.
(RNS) — At this year’s Met Gala, New York’s biggest fashion night, the theme was 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.' For practicing Roman Catholics, the red carpet coverage was at once thrilling and troubling.
AUSTIN (RNS) — Much as he remained an atheist, the artist, who died in 2015 at the age of 92, could not escape the lure of religious iconography.
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.
(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.
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