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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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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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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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St. John Lateran Basilica

The basilica is the official seat of the Pope, and therefore mother church of all churches. It is quite interesting how its interior architecture shows, in a very visual way how the Church is founded on Peter and the Apostles.

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The Agony in the Garden

Andrea Mantegna paints, in a very stylized manner, the Agony in the Garden on what looks like an altar as an allegory to Christ’s Passion as a sacrifice.

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Song of Songs

The Song of Songs in the Old Testament tells of a husband and her groom longing to be physically romantic with each other. It is an allegory of God's relationship with his people; Christ, with his Church.

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Baptism of Christ, Our Lady of Pastures

This obscure mural depicting the Baptism of Christ reminds us of the Crucifixion, the crossing of the Jordan into the promised land, and our ability to be tempted.

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Judith Beheading Holofernes

Typology is a big help when we understand the New Testament through the Old Testament. The story of Judith, and Jael, help us understand the role of Mary.

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The Rossano Gospels: The Parable of the Good Samaritan

The Rossano Gospels is an illuminated manuscript that illustrates Jesus as the Good Samaritan. This Art Speaks hands down what the Church Fathers think about this parable and how it sees the importance of the Church.

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Isenheim Altarpiece

When Matthias Grunewald painted the Isenheim Altarpiece, he added John the Baptist and a lamb in the crucifixion scene to help us remember that it is the body and blood of Christ we part take of in every mass. The finger of John the Baptist points to...

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