You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. Mark Twain

Visual meditations

Hansa Versteeg: Omen

Dutch artist Hansa began this work with the idea in mind of the mythical figure Icarus, who attempted and failed an escape flying away from the island of Crete with his father. 

read more Hansa Versteeg: Omen, detail


Gert Swart: The Tree Cruciform

Gert Swart: Four Cruciforms

In a post-Christian era, contemporary Christian artists have to find new ways of evoking the power of the cross. 

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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

Year B, Lent 6: The Ointment of Nard by Arcabas

Today is the third Sunday of Lent, a Sunday of repentance and thus a Sunday of acceptance, for the assurance is ours that if we offer repentance it will be accepted and received.

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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