While in this fresco it may seem Christ ignores his mother, he actually purposely breaks her heart to allow her to participate in the divine drama of salvation.
Sometimes Iconography reveals how people think of things. This icon by Georgios Kortezas presents unusual imagery connected with the three named archangels. This article explains the meaning behind them.
Explore the symbolism Raphael uses in the recommissioning of Peter.
Painting of the Immaculate Conception follow a certain pattern. In this ArtSpeaks, we will unpack the different symbolism to fully understand what each means and gain a better understanding of Mary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This triptych of multi-layered symbolism and typology explains, in images, the perpetual virginity of Mary.
The ceiling of St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney exposes its wooden beams for a reason. This ArtSpeaks explains why.