Posts Tagged ‘Christian Art’

John Badcock’s Last Supper on display

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

An exhibition described as confrontational will be exhibited in Geraldine’s St Mary’s church to mark Lent. Vicar of Geraldine Reverend Tony Kippax said The Last Supper by John Badcock, 13 panels of self-portraits measuring 13 metres long, would be a backdrop to services during Lent which was a time of reflection and self-examination before Easter. Read more

Tongan Artist’s Christian themed tapa wins top award

Friday, September 11th, 2015

A  tapa cloth depicting traditional Tongan figures of divinity within a contemporary Christian context has won this year’s Wallace Arts Trust Paramount Award. The New Zealand Herald desceribes Visesio Poasi Siasau’s  work as tapa cloth measures 4.4m by 18m. “But these words hardly capture the ambition and strangeness of the artist’s work,” says Scott Hamilton. Read more

The Virgin Mary in art — an online experience

Friday, December 19th, 2014

The National Museum of Women in the Arts is currently hosting an exhibit of artwork depicting the Virgin Mary from several famous Renaissance and Baroque artists. The exhibit is called Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea, and runs from Dec. 5, 2014 to Apr. 12, 2015.  If you are in the Washington, D.C. area, this might Read more

The Greatest Catholic Painter You’ve Never Heard Of

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Enguerrand Quarton (c. 1410 – c. 1466) was a French painter who painted in a style that is composed of a bizarre combination of French, Netherlandish, and Byzantine influences. Two of his surviving masterpieces are The Pietà of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon . Not only does Quarton have an captivating sense of rhythm and beauty, his colour is also stunning. Read more

Mosaic created in Auckland installed in Canadian Cathedral

Friday, February 7th, 2014

The Studio of John the Baptist in Takapua, Auckland, New Zealand has recently completed a commission to produce a mosaic for the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of the Basilica of St Joseph in Edmonton, Canada of the Lamb of God based on the book of Revelation chapters 4 and 5. Begun in 2013 six  months  were spent Read more