Artist Appreciate Month: Finding Christian Art Resources on the Web
About this articleTeachers and catechists with the capacity for projecting computer images on a screen will find an enormous amount of Christian art on the World Wide Web.
Textweek's Art Index or Art Concordance is my favorite site for art that depicts Bible stories or Biblical characters. It is organized alphabetically by character or event.
A number of contemporary Asian Christian artists have formed a cooperative of sorts to showcase their work. Each artist is given a page or series of pages to form a gallery of his or her own work so the art is organized by artist but browsing is fun.
A catalog of the West African Mafa paintings of Jesus is organized by story.
A number of websites can be found that offer a variety of images of one subject, for example Mary or Jesus. One site that offers a collection of Crèches from around the world is www.udayton.edu/mary/gallery/creches/crechesworld.html.
A number of sites offer a vast collection of European and North American art. They are typically not limited to Christian themes but if one is looking for a particular classic, the search engines on these sites can be helpful. One is the Web Gallery of Art. Another is CGFA.
Christus Rex et Redemptor Mundi hosts a Catholic site that has documents and a vast collection of art from museums and churches. The site is the link to the Vatican Museums and Libraries and their art collections.
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