Christianity founded by Jesus Christ now commands the largest following in the world. Christ was born in B.C. 4 in Judaea. He started preaching about the kingdom of God when he was thirty. His activities roused the opposition of the Jewish high priests who accused him of blasphemy.
He was crucified under the orders of Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor. After three days, Christ was resurrected from the dead. With the resurrection of Christ, his disciples took heart and went about preaching the Kingdom of God to all the people of world.
Christianity spread throughout the Roman Empire where it was made the state religion in the 4 th century A.D. later, the Church split into broad groups ? the western church under the Pope in Rome and the Eastern Churches under the Patriarchates of Antioch, Alexandria and Constantinople. Still later, further disruption took place. Protestantism broke up the Roman Church, while in the Eastern Churches, many communities like the Armenians, Ethiopians, Russians and Italians set up their own Patriarchies.
Jerusalem, where Christ lived and preached, is the most scared place for the Christians all over world.
Taste in Christian art varies from the simple sweetness of Precious Moments Christian art to the bold, historical, Biblical drama so incredibly rendered in Leonardo Da Vinci's "The Last Supper". There are so many other styles of Christian art and we will provide information on the various styles and tastes of Christian art and Christian paintings on this site.
We treasure Christian art because it expresses all of the emotions that we feel in our Christian life. Christian art portrays the truth of the Bible and takes us all the way back to the times of the Bible to "see" how it might have been. Unlike reading the Bible, Christian art gently urges us to spend a little more time at the scene, to study the situation before we move on to the next chapter in the Bible.
For example, we can imagine in our minds the incredible scene of Noah's ark and all of the animals as they might have appeared as he endured the preparation, the actual flood, and the aftermath of the flood, but Christian art of the flood immediately takes us there and let's us linger for a moment, in vivid and glorious color, and tells us the story of Noah's ark with illustrations that linger long afterwards. Through Christian art, we can see the majesty of the event, the power of God, and the miracle of the flood and Noah's deliverance from it's destruction. This is the unique gift that Christian art brings to us.
Today, Christian art varies from the bold statement of historical art styles to the Christian art that is not readily identified as Christian art, but we are inspired by it through the witness of the artist. Thomas Kinkade comes to mind. Instead of bold, mighty works of old, Thomas Kinkade's Christian art bring us moments of grace and peace.
Christian art is defined by every Bible subject from Jesus to angels. We also find Christian art with just Bible scriptures that fill our walls and home decor. The selection is never ending and we are blessed with the opportunity to fill our home and hearts with the Bible portrayed in beautiful Christian art.
Like the Bible, Christian art never loses it ability to bless us. Christian art is as timeless as the words of the Bible. We hope to encourage you to take a longer look at the Christian art that has inspired mankind for years and the Christian art that continues to be made by talented artists who illustrate the Bible through their Christian art to bring us joy today.
So let's start and explore the many blessings and inspiration of Christian art.