God of art

Depictions of the Judeo-Christian deity known simply as God. Paintings, sculptures, tapestries, and more.

This chalk drawing depicts God the Father descending from the heavens. He holds some kind of holy object (possibly a hand grenade) in one hand and the other is pointed directly up to the heavens. God is very much so centered within in this piece, making it very symmetrical. God is shaded and his lines are more well defined, making him appear to stand out against the clouds, creating depth.
This is a monotype print depicting the creation of Adam, the first human, by God. This piece is somewhat abstract, both Adam and God have a human form, but their faces are just random blurry lines. In fact, their entire bodies appear to be made up of lines, instead of being solid. Because of the nature of creating monotype prints, the figures in this piece radically stand out against the deep black background, creating a lot of contrast.
This picture, originally appearing in a 16th century book, depicts God in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve, whom he just created. In this piece, God is fully dressed in ornate, colorful clothing, while both Adam and Eve are naked. This creates a lot of immediate contrast that draws your eyes to God first (which I believe was the intention.)
This tapestry depicts God, apparently with symbols of four of the Apostles. God can be seen center, surrounded by angels, a griffin, a bull with wings, and other mystical looking items. The fabric that this picture was woven into gives the entire piece almost a soft look, while still maintaining an incredible amount of detail. The piece has a certain rhythm to it, that takes your eyes from character to character in a circle around the piece.
This painting depicts both God surrounded by an army of angels, Jesus, and the virgin Mary. The first thing I noticed was the halo of light surrounding God, creating immediate contrast between him and the clouds he resides in, drawing your eye to him almost immediately. That is a common thread in depictions of God, the artist attempts to draw your eyes to God immediately.
This painting depicts the Holy Trinity; Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. The Trinity is being watched by a swarm of Angels and a crowd of people below. God is not the centerpiece of this particular artwork, but he is depicted directly above Jesus. There is a definite symmetry to this piece, creating a strong focal point dead center at the cross. There is also a strong unity to this piece due to that symmetry and the general rhythm this piece has.
This statue depicts God the Father in a way that we would typically associate with Jesus. The long hair, beard, presumably wearing sandals underneath is flowing robe. The folds and creases in the robe creates very hard vertical lines in this statue. The proportions of his body parts are very human, his hands aren't freakishly large or anything like that.
This drawing depicts God the Father holding a book, with his other hand raised towards the heavens. This drawing looks very old, as it was done on parchment and the parchment has not handled the age very well. This drawing is immensely detailed, the lines in his hair, the creases under his eyes.
This painting depicts God, wielding a staff and appearing to be having a conversation with a cherub-style Angel. This painting has the appearance of a ghost light, or a light source coming from off the scene of the painting. The background is very dark, and only the faces of God and the Angel are illuminated. This allows you to see many different hues of green in God's robe, and also the long shadows drawn across God's face.
This Bronze casting, found in Russia and housed in Chile, depicts a primitive looking version of God. It's hard to create fine detail using the technique this artist did to cast the bronze, so what you're left with is more of a caricature than a depiction. A box creates a border around God, with a triangle pattern as decoration.
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