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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 […]

Giovanni Arnolfini and his Bride

Painted by Jan van Eyck, 1434, oil on panel. This is one of the earliest examples of oil painting.   A few thoughts, first, to get you looking and thinking. As I go through this art history analysis it is helpful to be looking back and forth at the painting. The most important thing is […]