ArtWay

The elitism, commodification and commercialisation in the current contemporary art world need challenging, and Christians should be prepared to do that. Adrienne Chaplin

Visual meditations

The Master of Alkmaar: The Seven Works of Mercy

A Dutch town forms the backdrop to this picture narrative. It is a prosperous and exemplary place. It sets the stage for seven lessons in charity and mercy.

read more The Master of Alkmaar: The Seven Works of Mercy, Visiting Prisoners, detail

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Abner, the Magi and the Queen of Sheba

David Jeffrey: Art and Understanding Scripture

The purpose of In the Beauty of Holiness: Art and the Bible in Western Culture is to help deepen the reader’s understanding of the magnificence of the Bible as a source for European art.

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Exhibitions and events

2017

Here you find a list of exhibitions in galleries, museums and churches in the winter and spring. There is also a list of conferences, lectures and events all over the world, with a special focus on Europe.

read more Eva-Maria Beller: Salt Book

Christian calendar

A year, 6th Sunday of the Autumn

With the title of this lithograph Salvador Dali makes a connection between Psalm 1 and the Sermon on the Mount. This means that the figure in this work can be either Moses or Jesus. 

read moreDali: Beati pauperes, beati mites, beati, Psalm 1:1, detail

Materials for Churches

Theodore Prescott: Taste and See, detail

Materials for Churches

Here you find materials for use in churches, categorized according to the Christian calendar. There are also materials about the Old and the New Testament.

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Church of the month

France - Notre-Dame des Alpes, Le Fayet

The decoration of the Le Fayet church represents the first stage in the revival of sacred art that Fr. Marie-Alain Couturier sought to move beyond at the church of nearby Assy.

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Art and Poetry

Ellyn Maybe & Pablo Picasso

there I was
naked on the edge of something
overlooking water
or was it salt
it was weird
nobody was screaming fat chick at the frame
but the girl in the painting looked sad

read more Picasso: Girl before a Mirror, detail

Art and Music

Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens & Deborah Johnson

All that I've known to be of life
And I am gentle
You ran off with it all
And I am speechless
All that I've said to get it right
And I am confident
You ran off with it all

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In the Spotlight

Modern Art and the Life of a Culture - Review

The authors focus on what they see as Rookmaaker’s dark take on modern art rather than giving proper weight to his appreciation of the good job modern art does in addressing the negative implications of a culture that is turning its back on God.

read more Window by Fernand Léger in Audincourt, France, 1951