This religious art created by William Bouguereau in 1900 sparks interest and genuine love in our hearts. The angelic figures circulate around The Virgin Mary and her son Jesus as we can imagine them to be on a throne in Heaven. As all of the angels are positioned around Jesus in a circular manner with their arms outstretched; you see the admiration towards The Virgin Mary and Jesus and the significance of His birth. The upright position of Jesus also symbolizes His superiority among the surrounding angels, some of which are kneeling around the Mother and Child. The shades of yellow and the small stars above Mary’s head create a celestial aura around Jesus and the Virgin Mary in this classic religious artwork.
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Moses’ Tabernacle in the Wilderness by Norbert McNulty
Artist Norbert McNulty has faithfully researched the authenticity of this setting for this stunning painting. The meticulous detail and vibrant colors of the night sky makes Moses‘ vision come alive in this incredible old testament religious artwork.
“Moses’ Tabernacle in the Wilderness” was the dwelling place of God on the earth shown to Moses by a vision recorded in Exodus 25: 8-9; a pattern of the Holy places in Heaven according to Hebrews 9:23-24. This unique old testament biblical art inspires us to search the scriptures and read more about what the Tabernacle of Moses represents.
Elijah’s Ascension is a religious art engraving done by Gustave Doré in 1865. This historical religious artwork is based on the story of how Elijah was caught up in a chariot of fire and transported to Heaven from the old testament book of 2 Kings.
Doré used contrast and the technique *chiaroscuro for his biblical illustrations. The dramatic contrast between the dark and light parts of this religious art engraving, along with the image of Elijah being caught up in the air, create both a mystical and spiritual effect. The way in which Doré used light to enhance Elijah and part of the chariot of fire both add to the mystical effect and importance of the biblical story.
*Chiaroscuro (in French: clair-obscur) A technique using the contrast between a painting’s light and dark parts for dramatic effect. In addition, clair-obscur creates an illusion of depth in a flat canvas.
Caravaggio and Rembrandt often used this technique.
Biblical reference for Elijah’s Ascension:
“And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.” 2 Kings 2:11
The Reflection of God by Morgan Weistling features a picture of Jesus looking up toward Heaven and His reflection in the water. This limited edition religious art portrays Jesus humbly looking toward His Heavenly Father in what appears to be shortly before His baptism by John the Baptist. The blue colors in the water, though vibrant in and of themselves; appear to create somewhat of a muted background to accentuate the importance of Jesus Christ and His refection in this breathtaking Christian art print.
Christian Modern Artist, Anna Sophia has created a stunning visage of her feeling of being washed in Heaven’s rain in this beautiful scene.
She imagined standing in the rain of Heaven and not just being washed, but healed too.
The use of colors and shadows in the print seem to come alive and give it an ethereal quality.