Sacred Art

The connection between art and religion has existed for thousands of years and is known in all world cultures. Accordingly, sacred art can still be found in churches and places of worship around the globe. In this country, Christian sacred art is the main focus of attention. At ars mundi, you can discover classic works of sacred art as lavish reproductions for your home.

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Sacred Art

Sacred Art in Christianity - From the Beginnings to the Present Day

Art has always been strongly connected with Christianity. The ars sacra (sacred art) initially had two main tasks: To bear witness to biblical history and to address and admonish the viewer directly through its religious content. The tradition lasted for many centuries and was (partly) abandoned only when Western sacred art increasingly turned to aesthetics and less to the pure representation of religion. In the Eastern movements, on the other hand, classical icon painting with its depictions of saints persisted. Regardless of tradition, religious art always focused on three motifs or motif cycles: depictions of the figure of Mary, the crucifixion of Christ and the saints.

Religious Painting by Famous Artists - From da Vinci to Rembrandt

Religious art or religious painting has inspired and brought forth many artists. However, some other artists remain anonymous. This is especially true of several creators of famous pictorial icons. But this is not the case with the sacred art of the great masters: Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaelo Santi or Rembrandt - they all immortalised themselves in religious paintings and created some of the most unforgettable masterpieces. Many of them, such as the "Sistine Madonna" or the "Madonna in the Grotto", can be purchased from us as high-quality, limited-edition reproductions.

Sacred Art Full of Icons - Unforgettable Works of Art History

Richly detailed, magnificent icons that are decorated with gold and uniquely designed - these are symbols of the sacred art of the last centuries. Tradition played a crucial role in icon painting: religious paintings were made in small-scale work, using different materials and layers. Wood was often used as the image carrier, which was first primed and then covered with a canopy. Later, the actual painting was done, whereby so-called icon painting books prescribed a relatively strict procedure. However, this often rather technical procedure is one of the reasons why many of these intangible treasures of sacred art have survived to this day.

Buy Elaborate Reproductions of Sacred Art at ars mundi

At ars mundi, you can order sculptural icons as elaborate reproductions - either single or often as a set. Depending on which icon of sacred art you choose, these are handcrafted works that have been modelled on the prominent examples from famous houses of worship of this world. While the originals of inestimable value can be found, for example in the Stavronikita Monastery, the Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome or the Monastery of the Dormition of Mary on the Parnes in Greece, you can bring the sacred art from our range, which is produced in an elaborate reproduction process and some cases even equipped with a seal, into your own home.