Quality is the first norm for art, but its final norm is love and truth, the enriching of human life, the deepening of our vision.

Art and the Church

Art and the Church - Word and Image Bible Studies

The studies can be used for group discussions or personal reflection. They could be used by Bible study groups that would like to try a different approach to the text in order to gain fresh insights. Word and image supplement each other. The artwork translates the Word into images that can speak to us in another way than words: more concrete, less abstract, so that we more easily can become part of what we are reading and it can touch us in new and deeper ways.

Do try these studies with your group and let us know what you think. 
Christ in the Suburbs by Georges Rouault
What Kind of God? Judge Man by John Muafangejo
The Hundred Guilder Print by Rembrandt
The Flight to Egypt by He Qi
The Transfiguration by Theophanes the Greek
The Raising of Lazarus by Caravaggio
The Entry into Jerusalem by Giotto
Supper at Emmaus by Caravaggio and Rembrandt
Two pastel drawings of Ruth by Karin Kraus
The Vision of the Throne Room by Albrecht Dürer
Vision of the Seven Candlesticks by Albrecht Dürer