The beauty in seemingly insignificant things is opened for us by the artist’s eye. Abraham Kuyper

Visual meditations

Elena Cherkasova: Cherubikon

One stream in religious art is formed by naïve art. This type of art is important due to the concentration on spiritual meaning and not on brilliant technique. 

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Cover image of Niki Gorick’s ‘Faith in the City of London’

Photographing Religious Practice

by Jonathan Evens

The increasing prevalence of photographic series and books exploring aspects of religious practice gives witness to the return of religion in the arts.

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Exhibitions and events


List of exhibitions in galleries, museums and churches.

Plus a list of conferences, lectures and events, with a special focus on Europe.

read more Anish Kapoor: Ascension

Christian calendar

Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: Seven Last Words of Christ

Tim Rollins and K.O.S. intentionally slows us down. Designed to clear our minds of the concerns that weigh on us, this work focuses our attention on the eternal consequence of Christ. 

read moreTim Rollins and K.O.S.: The Seven Last Words of Christ, 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 New Testament.

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Church of the month

England: St Michael and All Angels Berwick

On 27th June 1929, the day he became Bishop of Chichester, George Bell famously expressed his commitment to a much closer relationship between the Anglican Church and the arts.

read more Duncan Grant: pulpit

Art and Poetry

Emily Dickinson & Henri Matisse

Hope is the thing with feathers,
That perches in the soul, 
And sings the tune without the words, And never stops - at all,
And sore must be the storm 
That could abash the little bird 
That kept so many warm.

read more Henri Matisse:  Polynesia, The Sky, detail

Art and Music

Window in the Church of Reconciliation of Taizé

Stay with Me, song and windows from Taizé

Stay with me
Remain here with me
Watch and pray
Watch and pray

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In the Spotlight

ArtLyst Interview Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker

By Jonathan Evens

It is the limiting of Christian art to only religious themes that I would suggest is not Christian art at its best. Then art becomes dualistic, flowing from a dualistic theology.

read more Alfie Bradley: Knife Angel