With today being Pentecost Sunday I thought I’d share some of the Christian art I’ve collected featuring the coming of the Holy Spirit of Pentecost.
Ezekiel was a prophet who lived in Babylonia at the time of the destruction of the First Temple. Among his more famous prophecies, which were compiled in the Book of Ezekiel, are his visions of the Divine Chariot, the Valley of the Dry Bones, and the Third Temple. Following is art by various artist inspiredContinue reading “Christian Art: visions of Ezekiel”
Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179), was a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, herbalist and overall polymath, who ruled her own monastery of Rupertsberg, high on a hill in rural Germany. Hildegard’s most significant works were her three volumes of visionary theology: Scivias (“Know the Ways”), Liber Vitae Meritorum (“Book of the RewardsContinue reading “The art of Hildegard of Bingen”
Here’s a sample of the art of Keng Sen Chong, visual artist and pastor of Hope Evangelical Free Church (Chinese). You can find more of his art at the Overseas Ministries Study Centre (OMSC).
The following slideshow features paintings by various Christian artists from various cultures inspired by the story of Jesus being presented at the Temple soon after his birth. The gospel of Luke describes it this way: When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to JerusalemContinue reading “The presentation of Jesus at the Temple”
In honour of the release of Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, here is a collection of religiously themed Star Wars fan art. You’ll note a lot of the images feature either Anakin Skywalker (aka Darth Vader) or Luke Skywalker as a Jesus-like figure, though Yoda, Princess Leia, and C3PO gets their turnContinue reading “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Jesus”
Nativity: Birth of Australian Jesus by Reg Mombassa
In honour of the release of Terminator: Dark Fate, here is some religiously themed Terminator art. I kind of like in a way that some of these images show the myth of redemptive violence (against enemies), that is on full display in the Terminator franchise, conflicts with the Christian understanding of redemption through faithful perseveranceContinue reading “Terminator Jesus: Dark Fate”
Here is a series of dark images I have come across over the years featuring a Satanic Jesus, whom many of you would know as the Anti-Christ.
The Rothschild Canticles is one of the most unusual illuminated manuscripts to have survived from the Middle Ages. The text was made around 1300 to serve as an aid to mystical devotions in which images played as central a role as the written word. Visionary depictions of the Trinity, the Song of Songs, the VirginContinue reading “The visionary art of the Rothschild Canticles”