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Painting of the Week: Raphael–The Resurrection of Christ

The Resurrection of Christ, one of Raphael’s earliest known works, is packed with symbolic elements intended to communicate theological truths. Here are some highlights: [Read more…]

Painting of the Week: Balbi Holy Conversation

Tiziano Vecellio painted this striking piece of Mary and Jesus set in an open landscape with Giorgione influences, like asymmetrical composition and full figures. The piece is true to this period in art—with classicistic, refined characters, harmonious chromatic combinations, and an approach built on the psychological ties of the characters. [Read more…]

Painting of the Week: The Return of Judith to Bethulia

This disturbing piece shows Judith and her maid bringing Holofernes’ head back to Bethulia as told in Judith 13:1–20.

Judith was an attractive Jewish widow from the Israelite town of Bethulia who was devoted to God. However, the Assyrian army was threatening her city under Holofernes’ command. [Read more…]

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