ART SPEAKS

What art says about what we believe
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden

Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden

What does this painting of Adam and Eve tell us about our role in creation? This ArtSpeaks explores the meaning behind Johan Wenzel Peter's painting of creation.

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Vision of St. Helena

Vision of St. Helena

What can Paolo Veronese's painting on St. Helena teach us about prayer? This ArtSpeaks explores prayer as a gift, covenant, and communion.

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Adam and Eve (and the love triangle in Eden)

Adam and Eve (and the love triangle in Eden)

There is an overwhelming number of art, including this one by Raphael, depicting the serpent in Eden as a woman to tell the story of a love triangle. This ArtSpeaks explains why.

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The Fisherman's Pulpit

The Fisherman's Pulpit

Pulpits have taken different shapes across the centuries. This one in Austria takes the form of Peter's boat in the Gospel of Luke for a very interesting reason.

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Mother of Good Counsel

Mother of Good Counsel

A fresco that detaches itself and lands in a church thousands of miles across the sea is a story of one image of our Mother of Good Counsel.

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The Chair of St. Peter

The Chair of St. Peter

On February 22, the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter the Apostles. Why have a feast for a chair? This Artspeaks answers why.

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The Descent from the Cross

The Descent from the Cross

The masterpiece of Roger Van der Weyden gives us three insights from the position of Jesus and Mary, from the bones at the bottom, and the alternate name of the painting.

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What we can learn from the Pieta

What we can learn from the Pieta

The La Pieta is one of the most recognized sculptures of all time but there is more to its beauty. This ArtSpeaks will explore the different things this magnificent work of art alludes to.

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Triptych in Defense of Mary's Perpetual Virginity

Triptych in Defense of Mary's Perpetual Virginity

This triptych of multi-layered symbolism and typology explains, in images, the perpetual virginity of Mary.

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The Ceiling of St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney

The Ceiling of St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney

The ceiling of St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney exposes its wooden beams for a reason. This ArtSpeaks explains why.

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Deesis

Deesis

The deesis is a style from Byzantine influence that reflects what Catholics believe when they pray for others or when they ask the intercession of the saints.

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The Creation of Adam

The Creation of Adam

While the fresco is probably the most recognized work of art and visually tells of Adam's creation, this ArtSpeaks will investigate the other persons in this image and it's massive implication in understanding creation.

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