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A compilation of art pieces that reflect the religion in the past centuries. Gallery created by Laura Olmedo.

Prince Vladimir chooses a religion in 988, Johann Leberecht Eggink, 1822/1822, From the collection of: Latvian National Museum of Art
This piece shows when Prince Vladimir chose Christianity as a religion. According to old legends, he didn’t like the restrictions of Islam and Judaism so catholic christianity was just all right.
Saint John Baptizing in the River Jordan, Nicolas Poussin, about 1630s, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Saint John baptizes the multitudes in an ideal landscape, framed by a tree trunk on each side. The artist approached this religious work from the scenes of his key patrons.
The Entombment, Peter Paul Rubens, about 1612, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
This piece was meant to make the viewer's religious experience personal and encourage the faithful to imagine the physical horror of Christ's Crucifixion. This was dedicated to the Eucharist.
The Baptism of Christ, Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari), about 1580–1588, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Divine light from the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove illuminates Christ. Also, three angels in various poses being witnesses of the act. Saint John leans as he pours water onto Christ's head.
The Resurrection, Pieter Lastman, 1612, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
In this piece, the use of light and shade, saturated colors, and bold gestures dramatically capture the drama of the Resurrection just like is narrated in the Bible.
(Front, unframed), From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
The Madonna sits on an ornate throne surrounded by angels, some of them playing musical instruments and singing. Christ sits on her lap touching the lilies, a symbol of purity offered by an angel.
The Holy Family, Jan Gossaert, about 1507–1508, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
This is a religious painting which demonstrates the technique of oil on oak panel. In the foreground you can see lilies that is a metaphor that represents the Virgin's purity.
Saint George, Dosso Dossi (Giovanni di Niccolò de Lutero), about 1513–1515, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
This represents the aftermath of Saint George's battle with the dragon. Saint George's Christian faith is shown by the color of the blood of the beast's mouth, it also symbolizes the blood of Christ.
This piece, The Immaculate Conception, represents Mary as the only mortal being free of original sin where she appears standing on five cherubim occupying a half moon.
The Coronation of the Virgin with Saints Joseph and Francis, Giulio Cesare Procaccini, about 1605, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Next to the angels, the Virgin is crowned Queen of Heaven by Christ and God the Father. This artist's pieces are symmetrically positioned, giving balance to the composition.
Head of Christ, Correggio (Antonio Allegri), about 1525–1530, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
This piece shows Christ using on the way to his crucifixion, using the crown thorns which is a christian symbol that reminds us of the Passion of the Christ.
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