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Top 10 Catholic Paintings

Limiting this list only to sacred art paintings, I’ve come up with a list of the top ten most famous, influential, historical, beautiful, and edifying Catholic paintings. The list is limited to paintings with explicitly religious themes painted by artists for a Catholic audience. In the end it was difficult to narrow it down to a top 10, […]

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As many of you know, my great grandfather Albert Bloch has had a tremendous influence on me as an artist. As a little boy I was dazzled and enthralled when I first climbed up into his attic studio in Lawrence Kansas to peruse his paintings and hear about him from my great grandmother Anna.  His […]

Easter Meditations: William Bouguereau’s Religious Art

I found this to be an excellent meditation for the Triduum to look at William Adolphe Bouguereau’s works which follow the passion and resurrection of our Lord.  Bouguereau is one of those French academics who was accused of making “bad art,” the world criticized him for embodying what was wrong with the outmoded French Academic Classical […]