Any Catholic artwork you like?


St Pascal Baylon altar in Lourdes .


The Crowned Virgin in Lourdes .


I love this statue of the Visitation. It is made by Rory Geoghegan SJ, The Greeting (The Visitation) , about 2001.



Inside the Rosary Basilica in Lourdes .



“Thérèse with the child” - 1913 - painting by St. Therese Sister - Céline Martin, (Sr. Genevieve of the Holy Face)


This is probably my favorite icon. He was such a master painter. I used to have a magnet of it on my fridge


I think Germany.


Nightcrawler favorite marvel superhero.



New age origin but it is supposed to be Raphael.


My favourite: El Cristo de Dali, or El Cristo de San Juan de la Cruz of Salvador Dali

Simply beautiful.


I love that!!!


This is one massive piece of Catholic artwork . . . . . . . .Sagrada Familia is Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece and one of the top attractions of Barcelona.



How about the statue ,Christ the Redeemer on Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio De Janeiro?



Father Francis Xavier Weninger 1876



Quick question: Can a christian do drawing/art or would they be forbidden since it is bearing false Testimony or making an illusion thus making a false testimony? I am a Illustrator as well as a Christian so I need to ask this.


Inside St Mary’s Cathedral Edinburgh .



Council in 787 regarding the iconoclasm decided that it is possible to have both statues and icons. You might like to look into it.

Christ had a body while walking on planet Earth and is therefor possible to paint or carve an image of. We don’t worship the images which is what the OT readings are about. The images or statues are a reminder of who they portrait as photos of your relatives are reminding you of them. Your relative is not the paper the photo is printed on neither is Christ the stone or wood the statue is made of.

There was a movement during the reformation that whitewashed the walls in churches so the paintings were covered or knocked down. Statues were buried or taken up to the attic and left there. A lot of statues were destroyed totally or partially. Some of the images were considered to be to Catholic but mostly it was seen as “worshipping images”. The newer movements within protestant denominations like baptists and more charismatic didn’t have any paintings or statues in their early days either. Some have now introduced paintings and statues in their churches.


The dome of Saint Aloysius church in Glasgow .

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