I love examining Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa portrait with my fine arts students. They’re always amazed at the complexity of the painting, and how many small, intricate details come together to create the sense of beauty and awe that has led to such world-wide recognition. What is it about the Mona Lisa that has […]Read more "D: Da Vinci and the Most Beautiful Woman Ever Painted"
“Art doesn’t require long theological explanations to express emotion and truth; it just touches something inside of us. I love that.” Trisha Stern If you were to bump into Trisha Stern in your local coffee shop, she would be the first to tell you that there is more to her than meets […]Read more "Christian Artist Feature – Trisha Stern"
“I have wanted my work, be it my paintings, my writings, or my photography, to give back to the Master Creator of the Universe, honoring Him for all that He has afforded me.” – Julie As a retired educator, Julie (affectionately known as “Mama Cookie” by her students), never considered herself to be […]Read more "Christian Artist Feature – Julie “Cookie”"
“I am the pen that God likes to use.” – JB If you’re looking for visual art with a Jamaican flair that is based completely on worshipful passages of Scripture, then look no further than Thru His Vessel JB. This, of course, is the pseudonym for Jen Ben, a Jamaican American artist who […]Read more "Christian Artist Feature – Thru His Vessel JB"
Are you a Christian artist (writer, painter, photographer, musician, etc.) who would like to promote your blog and advertise your work? I would like to interview you and introduce you to my readers in a feature article! The Artistic Christian is a blog dedicated to examining art and culture from a Christian perspective, […]Read more "Calling All Christian Artists!"
“Painting is complete as a distraction. I know of nothing which, without exhausting the body, more entirely absorbs the mind. Whatever the worries of the hour or the threats of the future, once the picture has begun to flow along, there is no room for them in the mental screen.” Winston Churchill – “Painting as […]Read more "The Beautiful Distraction of Painting"
Take a moment to gaze at this painting and try to answer this question: “What is this piece of art about?” Stumped? Don’t feel bad…ever since Jackson Pollock painted Autumn Rhythm (No. 30) in 1950, people have been scratching their heads in wonder. Abstract painting is an acquired taste, and this classic example will either […]Read more "Bottling Abstract Concepts – Pollock’s “Autumn Rhythm”"
Most parents get their kids into art or music lessons so they can be well-rounded, but usually the assumption is that these things will be hobbies and not career choices. When a person does decide to pursue an artistic career field, their parents usually beg them to change their minds! They tend to assume that […]Read more "Is God Calling Me to be an Artist?"