religious art

Post image for How Anamorphic Paintings Represented the Miracles of the Saints

Which saint you see in this 17th-century painting depends on where you stand.

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Post image for Two Exhibitions Showcase the Bloody Relics of Hermann Nitsch’s Rituals

Viewers may have seen similar Nitsch installations before, but it is important to re-experience his work, much of which has been long misunderstood by an art world dominated by political theory and formalism.

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Post image for An Altarpiece in Guatemala Gets a New Life

ANTIGUA, Guatemala — The Cathedral of San Francisco in the colonial town of Antigua, Guatemala, was first built by the Spanish in the 16th century, but it’s as alive today as a center of worship as it ever was.

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Post image for The Gore and Agony of New Baroque Sculptures at the Met

Baroque Spanish sculpture was long considered gaudy and secondary to the paintings of the same era but that is changing.

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Post image for Light up a Lithophane, Reveal a Hidden 19th-Century Image

Imperceptible in the light, only when illuminated by flame in the dark is a 19th-century lithophane image revealed.

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Post image for A Visit to an Overlooked Folk Art Cave of Crystals

MEMPHIS — Secreted in a cemetery in Memphis is a meditative work of 1930s folk art, a man-made cave created from five tons of quartz crystal and a unique process of turning concrete to wood.

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Post image for Courtauld Institute Attempts to Catalogue Every Work of Gothic Ivory Art

The last time anyone attempted to catalogue all known Gothic ivory sculpture was a three-volume publication from a French scholar in 1924, but now the Gothic Ivories Project at London’s Courtauld Institute of Art is taking a 21st century stab at it with an online database.

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Sustainable Buddhas Made of Cardboard

by An Xiao on July 31, 2012

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LOS ANGELES —Travel around East and Southeast Asia enough and you’ll invariably come across at least one big Buddha. Cut from stone or marble or any other substantive material, they dominate the room with their presence. Then there’s Kobe-based sculptor Yuji Honbori.

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