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How to Analyze Art, Part 1: What to Look for in a Painting

By Eva Marie Haine

Recently the Verbum blog has been highlighting works of art that are available through the Verbum database. As a complement to these posts on art, I was invited to write a more general post about how to look at and appreciate art, especially sacred art. This is the first in a series of two. [Read more…]

Painting of the Week: The Descent from the Cross

In this sorrowful piece by Rembrandt, Joseph of Arimathea is seen helping Jesus down from the cross. The man in blue holding Jesus’ arm is a self-portrait, and the man watching on the right is Nicodemus who assisted Joseph in burying Jesus (John 19:39–40). [Read more…]

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