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Fra Angelico's "The Crucifixion with the Virgin, Saint John, and the Magdalen at the Foot of the Cross"

Fra Angelico’s rare painting of the Crucifixion fetches record price at Christie’s auction house

Jul 7, 2023

By Lucien de Guise

Beatified by Pope John Paul II, Fra Angelico is already a saint for art collectors. His painting of the Christ... Read more

Altarpiece of St. Euphemia Church in Terradillos de Sedano (Burgos, Spain)

How a village of 7 residents mobilized hundreds to restore altarpiece of its small church

Aug 5, 2022

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

A crowdfunding campaign has raised the necessary funds to restore a 16th-century altarpiece at a church in the small village... Read more

David Troncoso stands in his art studio with an altarpiece he recently completed.

Award-winning artist David Troncoso on life in a camper van, the Renaissance, and learning from the masters

Nov 27, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Sacred artist David Troncoso paints in the Renaissance style with DaVinci, Michelangelo, and Rafael as his guides. His art, he... Read more

Lalo Garcia's painting of Saint Junípero Serra is featured in the '250 Years of Mission' exhibit.

Local artists add beauty to Los Angeles exhibit ‘250 Years of Mission’ to celebrate Jubilee Year

Sep 20, 2021

By Autumn Jones

On September 11, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles began a Jubilee Year, Forward in Mission, to mark 250 years since... Read more

George Mayer-Marton's The Crucifixion (1955) as it originally appeared in the Church of the Holy Rosary in Oldham, England.

Renewed effort to preserve mural at Catholic church building in England

Aug 19, 2020

A conservationist charity is calling for the preservation of George Mayer-Marton's The Crucifixion, a 1955 mosaic and fresco work located... Read more

Osamu Giovanni Micico

This Japanese painter found the faith through sacred art

Apr 12, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Osamu Giovanni Micico had never read the Bible, knew nothing of the stories of Christ in the gospels, and had... Read more

Matthias Grünewald’s Isenheim Crucifixion (1512-16)

How Catholics can be inspired by art during Holy Week

Apr 9, 2020

By Perry West

As churches and museums remain closed, Catholic artists have encouraged people to be inspired this Holy Week by finding beauty... Read more

A Raphael-designed tapestry hangs in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, Feb. 17, 2020.

500 years later, Raphael tapestries rehung in Sistine Chapel

Feb 17, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Five hundred years after the death of Renaissance artist Raphael, the Vatican Museums has returned the tapestries he designed to... Read more

Carlo Crivelli's Madonna and Child with Saints (1481).

Vatican Museums opens exhibit with newly restored Renaissance Marian paintings

Nov 16, 2019

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican Museums opened Thursday an exhibit of recently restored paintings of the Virgin Mary by early Renaissance painter Carlo... Read more

In this 2007 file photo, Bert Baker, an amateur artist, had recently finished a 7-foot-tall sculpture of Christ at Red Bank Baptist Church.

Baptist congregation votes Jesus statue out for being 'too Catholic'

May 30, 2018

By Mary Farrow

Jesus is being evicted from a South Carolina church, and he must be out by the end of the month.  Read more

An image of Orpheus in Rome's Catacombs of St. Callixtus.

Catacomb frescoes in Rome restored using lasers

Jun 5, 2017

Adorning the crypts hidden among Rome’s catacombs are frescoes which reveal 1,600 year-old history, as well as the life of... Read more