VATICAN CITY (RNS) — On Sunday, Pope Francis enshrined his commitment to immigrants and refugees by erecting a statue dedicated to the “angels unawares,” who every day put their lives at risk to find a new life in a new nation. The artwork is the first to be added to St. Peter’s Square in 400 years and depicts an issue central to Francis' pontificate.
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.
MOSHAV BEIT MEIR, Israel (RNS) — After a fire destroyed his life's work two years ago, American-Israeli painter Yoram Raanan finds new inspiration for paintings that depict key scenes from the Torah.
(USA Today) — 'This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monstrous!' Carrey captioned his artwork.
(RNS) — In the decade since its launch, the handmade-crafts site has spawned an abundance of religious-themed shops selling everything from hand-painted Bibles to 'Halal Kitty' decals.
(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.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The work of the Renaissance master Raphael, which fills the Sistine Chapel and pope’s palace, is for the first time celebrated on screen in a 3D film co-produced by the Vatican Museums.
As S. Brent Plate finds: "Dig around in art, and we find religion. Dig around in religion, and we find art."
The teaching of Islam has been limited to its religious practice. Its impact on the arts and culture, particularly in the United States, is seldom discussed.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pinturicchio spent two years decorating the private apartments of the lusty Pope Alexander VI.
NEW YORK (RNS) An artist hopes his work will be a redemptive force that helps to heal.
The second highest grossing horror film of all time, 'The Conjuring,' was written by two Christians who quietly inserted a religious message into it.
(RNS) Sanders, like Shahn, calls out for social and economic justice.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) "Anytime you are in the presence of something beautiful, you are in the presence of the creative God," said R. Scott Colglazier, pastor of First Congregational Church.
(RNS) “Religion and modern art continue to be typecast as mortal enemies,” writes Aaron Rosen. But that may be changing.