Eike Schmidt, who has led the museum since 2015, said that “devotional art was not born as a work of art but for a religious purpose.”
A writer reflects on Giotto, St. Francis, and what it means to have faith amid a pandemic.
The sculpture featuring one of the iconic Star Wars henchmen was part of a charity auction exhibition at St. Stephen Walbrook.
After a catastrophic 2001 fire, the 17th-century Barberini tapestries have returned to view at Manhattan’s Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.
The ex-voto painting is a Catholic folk art tradition depicting individual misfortunes that were mollified by divine intervention.
Over 100 rare objects from the 12th to 20th centuries are used to explore the role of the supernatural in Islamic art at the Ashmoleon Museum in Oxford.
Which saint you see in this 17th-century painting depends on where you stand.
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.
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.
Baroque Spanish sculpture was long considered gaudy and secondary to the paintings of the same era but that is changing.
Imperceptible in the light, only when illuminated by flame in the dark is a 19th-century lithophane image revealed.
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.