Little is known about Jesus beyond biblical accounts, though we do know more about the cultural and political context in which he lived.
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How to identify the Christian figures of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John by their iconography, or symbols, in art
The Christian Bible has had a long and complex genesis.
Why does St. John the Baptist carry a lamb? Catherine a wheel? Mary Magdalene a jar?
The stories behind the art—a quick guide for understanding Byzantium's most common images.
Liturgy provided the script, architecture the set—and the altar sat center stage.
From the Annunciation to the Last Judgment, this handy guide explains key moments in Christian art.
Jesus is the central figure of this religion, but there are many sects—and great diversity of belief and practice.