Movement in religious art - NATALIE KOSTECKA

This gallery includes various paintings of religious nature that utilize movement to capture the eye and emotion of the viewer.

The subject of this painting is Jesus Christ, when he is being tortured by the Romans before He is placed upon the cross. The movement of this painting adds to the drama. The soldiers are in mid-practice of harming Jesus, making the viewer sympathize with Him.
The subject of this painting is a loving Virgin Mary and the Christ child. Movement is shown in this work of art through the child's squirming in the arms of the bishop. It brings a human nature to the infant Jesus that is relatable and awe-inspiring.
The subject in this picture is not one, but many differing characters and expressions. This also adds to the movement of the piece. Quite literally, it makes your eyes move from scene to scene, never staying in one place.
(This is a photo of a painting rather than the real thing, since I could not find it.) The subject of this painting is Jesus carrying the cross through the crowd of onlookers. The movement is in the way the Savior carries the cross, the way the crowd is eager to assault him, and the general flow of people on the canvas.
The subject of this painting is Saint John the Baptist. This painting shows movement of Saint John through the wilderness, but it also moves the viewer, persuading them into believing that Saint John was a true figure of authority. The way he is dressed and his stance leave the viewer with these assumptions.
The subject of this artwork is St. Andrew. Movement is created by showing the persecutors commence in torturing and killing him, while the onlookers riot in the background and an angel flies in despair overhead.
The altarpiece's subject is clearly St. Vincent. Movement is shown from panel to panel, capturing different parts of the saint's life and various parts of the Bible. Quite literally, the viewer moves along the importance of St. Vincent in looking at this artwork.
The subject of this work of art is Mary, queen of heaven and earth. Movement is derived here from the celebration of heaven after Mary's assumption into heaven. The colors also move the religious viewer into feeling awe at the glory of the Blessed Virgin.
The subject of this painting is Mary and her child, Jesus. The movement in this painting is between the two children, Jesus and his cousin, John the Baptist. John is bowing to Jesus and offering him a cross.
The subject of this painting is Mary, as she is receiving news of her pregnancy with Jesus. The movement of this artwork is from the angel, who is giving Mary the good news, and with Mary herself, who is moved to emotion at the great tidings.
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