Fascination with Death – Skull Symbolism

Friday, October 21, 2016

What happens when we draw our final breath? Nobody knows the answer – except the dead. Yet death has fascinated the living for thousands of years. Burials were one of the earliest human rituals, indicating reverence toward the dead and whatever lay beyond....

The Art of Faith – Mexican Retablos

Friday, June 17, 2016

One of the most delicate subjects to talk about is faith – yet everywhere we go, it is present. It might even be said faith is a universal concept, even if how it is applied may differ. One person has faith in one religion, one person another religion; one person believes in one particular god, another believes something altogether different....

An Ancient Language – Christian Art in Ethiopia

Friday, December 11, 2015

Unlike most African nations, Christianity was not introduced to Ethiopia by European missionaries. The Ethiopian Kingdom had embraced the Orthodox Church in the 4th century. By the time the Portuguese arrived in the 16th century, the religion was already deeply ingrained in the culture and artwork of the people, as one gypsy traveler discovered on his journeys....

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