How do you express the divine? Artists share visions of God, enlightenment and re-tell the stories of their faith — creating artwork for contemplation, for worship, and to strike fear into the hearts of sinners. We don't know what happens after death, but history has a few ideas.

Reed Enger, "Religion," in Obelisk Art History, Published April 13, 2016; last modified May 25, 2018,

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François Auguste René Rodin, 1880

Adam and Eve

Gustav Klimt, 1917-1918

The First Mourning

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1888

Adam and Eve

Albrecht Dürer, 1504

Eva and Adam

Albrecht Dürer, 1507


Odilon Redon, 1879

Canopic Jars

900 BCE

Baptist Heaven (Human Spirit Series)

Benny Andrews, 2000

Angel of the Revelation

William Blake, 1803-1805

Dante Running from the Three Beasts

William Blake, 1824-1827

Six-Winged Seraphim

Mikhail Vrubel, 1904

Melencolia I

Albrecht Dürer, 1514


Titian, 1551-1554

An Allegory of Fame

Elisabetta Sirani, 1657

An Allegory of Virtue

Elisabetta Sirani, 1657

The Last Angel

Nicholas Roerich, 1912

Angels Appearing before the Shepherds

Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1910

The Voices

Gustave Moreau, 1867

Voices Of Evening

Gustave Moreau, 1885

The Sacred Elephant (Péri)

Gustave Moreau, 1882

The Birth of Venus

Sandro Botticelli, 1483-1485

Angel of the Resurrection: Cartoon for Stained Glass

William Morris, 1862

Jacob Wrestling with the Angel

Gustave Doré, 1855

Ahasuerus at the End of the World

Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl, 1888

The Angel Appearing to Zacharias

William Blake, 1799-1800

The angel with the serpent

Evelyn De Morgan, 1870-1875

The Angel of Death

Evelyn De Morgan, 1881

Saint Michael the Archangel

Luca della Robbia, 1475

The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds

Rembrandt van Rijn, 1634

Head of the Archangel Gabriel

Elisabetta Sirani, 1638-1665

Some have entertained angels unawares

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, 1913

Hortus Deliciarum — The Holy Spirit descends on the Apostles

Herrad of Landsberg, 1180

Baptistry of Neon

Bishop Ursus, 400 CE-500 CE

Arian Baptistery

Theodoric the Great, 400 CE-500 CE

Pisa Baptistry

Diotisalvi, 1152-1153

I Baptize Thee

William H. Johnson, 1940

Bodhisattva Manjushri


Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara


Bodhisattva Kenshu, 賢首菩薩

Hishida Shunsō, 1907


Odilon Redon, 1910

Standing Buddha Offering Protection

500 CE

Seated Buddha

700 CE

Late Gupta Period Buddha

700 CE

Miracle of Sravasti

200 CE

Untitled (Buddha)

‘Bagyi’ Aung Soe, 1980-1990

Cardinal and Nun (Caress)

Egon Schiele, 1912

Antoine Dominique Sauveur Aubert

Paul Cézanne, 1866

Cardinal Mercier

Cecilia Beaux, 1919

Scivias I.6: The Choirs of Angels

Hildegard von Bingen, 1150

Girl at Her First Communion

María Blanchard, 1914

Procession through the cloister of San Juan de los Reyes, Toledo

Elena Brockmann, 1892

Christ in the House of His Parents

John Everett Millais, 1849-1850

Judith and the Head of Holofernes

Gustav Klimt, 1901

The Adoration of the Bronze Snake

Agnolo Bronzino, 1540-1545

The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew

Caravaggio, 1599

Rebecca et Eliézer

Alexandre Cabanel, 1883

The Sacrifice of Isaac

Caravaggio, 1601-1602

Susanna and the Elders

Artemisia Gentileschi, 1610

Jael and Sisera

Artemisia Gentileschi, 1620

Esther before Ahasuerus

Artemisia Gentileschi, 1628-1635

Dost thou see how the unjust tyranny of worldly power and the might of darkness prevail? Hear, thou knight of Christ, ride on beside the Lord Jesus; guard the truth, win the martyr's crown!

A prayer for the safety of Martin Luther

Albrecht Dürer, 1521

Jacob's Dream

Giorgio Vasari, 1557-1558

The Sacrifice of Isaac

Titian, 1542-1544

Samson and Delilah

Anthony van Dyck, 1628-1630

Judith with the Head of Holofernes

Elisabetta Sirani, 1660


Giampietrino, 1510

Jacob and the Angel

Gustave Moreau, 1878

Job And His Friends

Ilya Repin, 1869

The penalty of sin remains as long as the hatred of self...

The 95 Theses


The Good Samaritan

Rembrandt van Rijn, 1633

Procession of the Magi

Bernardo Parentino, 1450


Plautilla Nelli, 1554

Crucifixion of the Holy St. Adolf

Adolf Wölfli, 1914

Crucifixion and Last Judgement

Jan Van Eyck, 1430-1440

Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion

Francis Bacon, 1944


Bertina Lopes, 1960

David with the Head of Goliath (1607)

Caravaggio, 1607

David with the Head of Goliath (1610)

Caravaggio, 1610

David and Goliath

Titian, 1542-1544


Michelangelo, 1501-1504

The Fall of the Rebel Angels

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1562

The Demon Flying

Mikhail Vrubel, 1899

The Demon Seated

Mikhail Vrubel, 1890

The Fallen Demon

Mikhail Vrubel, 1902

The Inferno, Canto 21

Gustave Doré, 1861

Dante and Virgil in Hell

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1850

Hantise (Obsession)

Odilon Redon, 1894

The Okazaki Cat Demon

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1850

Ushiwakamaru Fights Benkei on Gojô Bridge

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1847-1850

The Sleep Of Reason Produces Monsters

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, 1799

The Faces of Wrath, The Magus p.55


The Vision

Evelyn De Morgan, 1914

Creating the World

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, 1921-1922

Victory Stele of Naram-Sin

2230 BCE

Elohim Creating Adam

William Blake, 1805

The Creation of Eve from Adam

Raphael Sanzio, 1500

The Goddess Aurora Triumphing Over Night

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1755-1756

Isis and Horus

640 BCE

Cycladic female figure

2300 BCE-2200 BCE

Standing Female Deity, probably Durga

700 CE

Minoan Snake Goddess or Priestess

1700 BCE-1450 BCE

Seated Woman of Çatalhöyük

6000 BCE


100 BCE

Isis Nursing Horus

663 BCE

Bactrian Princess

2500 BCE

Running horned woman, Tassili n’Ajjer

6000 BCE-4000 BCE

Return Voyage No.2

Leonor Fini, 1985

Closed Eyes

Odilon Redon, 1889

Beatrice Addressing Dante from the Car

William Blake, 1824-1827

Paradiso, Canto 34

Gustave Doré, 1868

Scivias I.3: God, Cosmos, and Humanity

Hildegard von Bingen, 1165

Scivias I.6: Humanity and Life

Hildegard von Bingen, 1150

Nebra Sky Disk

1600 BCE

The Gates of Hell

François Auguste René Rodin, 1880-1890


William Blake, 1824-1827

The Garden of Earthly Delights

Hieronymus Bosch, 1503-1504

The Haywain Triptych

Hieronymus Bosch, 1516

The Inferno, Canto 15

Gustave Doré, 1861

The Gates of Hell

François Auguste René Rodin, 1880-1890

The house of the alarm clock

Bodo, 1978

The Wretched

Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller, 1902


Franz Stuck, 1908

Study for: Dead Christ with Angels

Édouard Manet, 1864

The Dead Christ with Angels

Édouard Manet, 1864

Raising of Lazarus

Caravaggio, 1609

Supper at Emmaus (1602)

Caravaggio, 1602

Supper at Emmaus (1606)

Caravaggio, 1606

Christ Carrying His Cross

Giampietrino, 1530

The Yellow Christ

Paul Gauguin, 1889

Christ and the Storm

Giorgio de Chirico, 1914

Crucified Christ

Agnolo Bronzino, 1545

Deposition of Christ

Agnolo Bronzino, 1540-1545


Odilon Redon, 1887

Descent of Christ Into Limbo

Agnolo Bronzino, 1552

The Last Judgement

Hieronymus Bosch, 1482

Table of the Seven Deadly Sins

Hieronymus Bosch, 1505-1510

The Entombment of Christ

Caravaggio, 1602-1603

Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1565

The Procession to Calvary

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1564

El Salvador

El Greco, 1610-1614

Christ on the Cross

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, 1780

Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee

Rembrandt van Rijn, 1633

The Holy Trinity

El Greco, 1577-1579

The Agony in the Garden

El Greco, 1590-1595

Scivias 2.1: The Redeemer

Hildegard von Bingen, 1150

Mond Crucifixion

Raphael Sanzio, 1502

Salvator Mundi

Albrecht Dürer, 1505

The Last Judgement

Giorgio Vasari, 1572-1579

The Garden of Gethsemane

Giorgio Vasari, 1570

The Burial of Christ

Titian, 1572

The Burial of Christ - 1559

Titian, 1559

The Tribute Money

Titian, 1560-1568

Christ Carrying the Cross

Titian, 1565

Stefaneschi Triptych

Giotto di Bondone, 1320

The Mourning of Christ

Giotto di Bondone, 1304-1306

Crucifix of the Malatesta Temple

Giotto di Bondone, 1310-1317

Descent from the Cross

Maurice Denis, 1901

The Crucifixion

Fra Angelico, 1420-1423

And We See

Nicholas Roerich, 1922

Christ In Silence

Odilon Redon, 1897

The Merciful Knight

Edward Burne-Jones, 1863

Man of Sorrows

James Ensor, 1891

Flagellation of Christ

Piero della Francesca, 1455-1460

Christ's Entry into Brussels in 1889

James Ensor, 1888

Christ Crowned with Thorns

Fra Angelico, 1438-1439

Triptych: The Crucifixion

Rogier van der Weyden, 1443-1445

The Descent from the Cross

Rogier van der Weyden, 1435-1438

The Last Supper

Leonardo da Vinci, 1495-1498

Christ of Saint John of the Cross

Salvador Dalí, 1951

Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus)

Salvador Dalí, 1954

The Ecumenical Council

Salvador Dalí, 1958-1960

The Last Supper

Tintoretto, 1563-1564

Christ Carrying the Cross

Martin Schongauer, 1475

Christ Crucified between the Two Thieves: The Three Crosses

Rembrandt van Rijn, 1660

Descent from the Cross

Rembrandt van Rijn, 1633

The Raising of Lazarus

Rembrandt van Rijn, 1632

The Hundred Guilder Print

Rembrandt van Rijn, 1649

Ecce Homo

Elisabetta Sirani, 1660-1665

The Lamentation of Christ

Catharina van Hemessen, 1550

Saint Joseph and the Child Jesus

Miguel Cabrera, 1750

Christ disputing in the Temple

Tintoretto, 1546

Crucifixion of Christ

Tintoretto, 1565

The Last Supper

Plautilla Nelli, 1550


Plautilla Nelli, 1550

Don't touch me

Fede Galizia, 1616

John the Baptist

Caravaggio, 1610

John the Baptist in the Wilderness

Caravaggio, 1604

The Birth of Saint John the Baptist

Artemisia Gentileschi, 1635

The Baptism of Christ

Piero della Francesca, 1448-1450

Young Saint John the Baptist

Elisabetta Sirani, 1665

The Penitent Magdalene

Giampietrino, 1530

Mary Magdalene

Artemisia Gentileschi, 1613-1620

Christ in the House of Martha and Mary

Johannes Vermeer, 1654-1656

The Penitent Magdalene

Georges de La Tour, 1640

The Magdalene with the Smoking Flame

Georges de La Tour, 1638-1640

The Repentant Magdalene

Georges de La Tour, 1635-1640

Mary Magdalene

Carlo Crivelli, 1480

Jesus and Mary Magdalene

Élisabeth Chaplin, 1950

The Death of Moses

Alexandre Cabanel, 1851

Moses and the Brazen Serpent

Anthony van Dyck, 1530

Moses in the Bullrushes

Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1921

Fiding of Moses



Michelangelo, 1513-1515

Adoration of the Magi

Fra Angelico, 1440-1460

The Nativity, for Liturgy

Natalia Goncharova, 1915

Adoration of the Shepherds

Giorgione, 1505-1510


Luca della Robbia, 1460


Ivan Večenaj, 1970

Adoration of the Magi (Zanobi Altar)

Sandro Botticelli, 1476

Nkisi, called 'Chingunge N'


The Praying Jew (Rabbi of Vitebsk)

Marc Chagall, 1914


Ferdinand Hodler, 1893

Young Christian Girl

Paul Gauguin, 1894


Man Ray, 1930

Padma Sambhava

Nicholas Roerich, 1924

The Angelus

Jean-François Millet, 1857-1859

Mihrab — Prayer Niche

755 CE-1355

Have I given the message?—O Allah, be my witness.

Muhammad's Farewell Sermon

Muhammad, 632 CE

Phaistos Disk

1850 BCE-1400 BCE

The Morning Prayer

Ludwig Deutsch, 1906

Prayer in the Mosque of Amr

Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1871

There Must Be a Heaven

Benny Andrews, 1966

Altarpiece No. 1 Group X

Hilma af Klint, 1915

To Be Looked At

Marcel Duchamp, 1918

Pyramid of Djoser

Imhotep, 2667 BCE-2648 BCE

Giza Pyramid Complex

Hemiunu, 2560 BCE-2540 BCE

Pyramid of Cestius

Gaius Cestius, 12 BCE

Kushite Pyramids at Meroë

300 BCE-300 CE

Louvre Pyramid

I.M. Pei, 1984-1989

The Pyramid of Caius Cestius

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1755

The Sphinx and the Pyramids

Augustus Osborne Lamplough, 1919

Temptation of Saint Anthony

Hieronymus Bosch, 1510

Saint Anthony Tormented by Demons

Martin Schongauer, 1475

Temptations of St Anthony

Bernardo Parentino, 1494

Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata

El Greco, 1585-1590

Saint George and the Dragon

Peter Paul Rubens, 1605-1607

Saint George and the Dragon

Gustave Moreau, 1889-1890

Christ carrying the cross between Saints Augustine and Jerome

Bernardo Parentino, 1502

The Miracle of St. Mark Freeing the Slave

Tintoretto, 1548

The Lion of Saint Mark

Martin Schongauer, 1490

St. Mark

Donatello, 1411

Saint George

Donatello, 1416-1417

St. John the Evangelist

Donatello, 1408-1415

Prophet Habbakuk

Donatello, 1423-1426

Delivery of the Keys to St Peter and the Ascension of Christ

Donatello, 1425-1430

Calling of Saint Matthew

Caravaggio, 1600

Conversion on the way to Damascus

Caravaggio, 1600-1601

Saint John the Evangelist

El Greco, 1605

St Sebastian

Raphael Sanzio, 1501

Saint George and the Dragon

Raphael Sanzio, 1506

Temptations of St Jerome

Giorgio Vasari, 1541

Saint Jerome Penitent in the Wilderness

Albrecht Dürer, 1496

Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata

Giotto di Bondone, 1295-1300

Badia Polyptych

Giotto di Bondone, 1300

Altarpiece of Santa Reparata — Back

Giotto di Bondone, 1310

Baroncelli Polyptych

Giotto di Bondone, 1334

Saint Anthony Tempted by a Lump of Gold

Fra Angelico, 1436

Baby Jesus and St. Anthony of Padua

Elisabetta Sirani, 1656

Saint Panteleimon the Healer

Nicholas Roerich, 1931


Nicholas Roerich, 1933

Elijah the Prophet

Nicholas Roerich, 1931

A Man Reading (Saint Ivo)

Rogier van der Weyden, 1450

Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata

Lorenzo Monaco, 1420

Santiago El Grande

Salvador Dalí, 1957

Saint George

Carlo Crivelli, 1472

The Annunciation, with St. Emidius

Carlo Crivelli, 1486

Saint Francis Collecting the Blood of Christ

Carlo Crivelli, 1490-1500

An Apostle

Carlo Crivelli, 1471-1473

Saint Francis in Ecstasy

El Greco, 1577-1580

Ecstasy of Saint Teresa

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, 1647-1652

Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Caravaggio, 1595-1596

Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Raphael Sanzio, 1507

St. Sebastian Aided by St. Irene

Trophime Bigot, 1640

St Jerome

Trophime Bigot, 1630

Saints Jerome and John the Baptist

Masaccio, 1428-1429

Saint Jerome in his Study

Vincenzo Catena, 1510

The Martyrdom of Saint Lucy

Elisabetta Sirani, 1638-1665

Untitled, 2006

Stelios Votsis, 2006


Stelios Votsis, 1999

Untitled, 2003

Stelios Votsis, 2003

Untitled, 2004

Stelios Votsis, 2004

Untitled, 2002

Stelios Votsis, 2002

Untitled, 2001

Stelios Votsis, 2001

The Temptation of St. Anthony

Dorothea Tanning, 1945-1946

The Last Judgment

Michelangelo, 1536-1541

The Martyrdom of Saint Serapion

Francisco de Zurbarán, 1628

The Vision of Saint Peter Nolasco

Francisco de Zurbarán, 1629

Saint Catherine with a Lily

Plautilla Nelli, 1550

Salomé, Plate 1

Aubrey Beardsley, 1906

Salomé, Plate 17

Aubrey Beardsley, 1906

Salomé, Plate 16

Aubrey Beardsley, 1906

Salomé, Plate 15

Aubrey Beardsley, 1906

Salomé, Plate 14

Aubrey Beardsley, 1906

Salomé, Plate 13

Aubrey Beardsley, 1906

Salomé, Plate 12

Aubrey Beardsley, 1906

Salomé, Plate 11

Aubrey Beardsley, 1906

Salomé, Plate 10

Aubrey Beardsley, 1906

Salomé, Plate 9

Aubrey Beardsley, 1906

Salomé, Plate 8

Aubrey Beardsley, 1906

Salomé, Plate 7

Aubrey Beardsley, 1906

Salomé, Plate 6

Aubrey Beardsley, 1906

Salomé, Plate 5

Aubrey Beardsley, 1906

Salomé, Plate 4

Aubrey Beardsley, 1906

Salomé, Plate 3

Aubrey Beardsley, 1906

Salomé, Plate 2

Aubrey Beardsley, 1906

The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun

William Blake, 1803

The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun

William Blake, 1805-1810

Fallen Angel

Alexandre Cabanel, 1847

Last Judgment

Fra Angelico, 1431

Ghosts, Devils and the King of Hell

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1850

Biblical scenes

Bodo, 1953

The Sin

Franz Stuck, 1909


Franz Stuck, 1890-1891

The Tower of Babel

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1563

The "Little" Tower of Babel

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1565

Chellini Madonna

Donatello, 1450

Rest on the Flight to Egypt

Caravaggio, 1597

Madonna and Child

Giampietrino, 1510

The Annunciation

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1850

The Childhood of Mary Virgin

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1849

The Adoration of the Magi

Hieronymus Bosch, 1475

The Virgin Mary

El Greco, 1597

The Annunciation

El Greco, 1596-1600

The Madonna of the Lilies

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1899

Virgin Comforter

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1875

The Virgin, the Baby Jesus and Saint John the Baptist

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1875


William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1876

The Virgin With Angels

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1900

Madonna with Child and Saints

Raphael Sanzio, 1502

The Small Cowper Madonna

Raphael Sanzio, 1505

Feast of Rose Garlands

Albrecht Dürer, 1506

Assumption of the Virgin

Titian, 1516-1518

Madonna Enthroned

Giotto di Bondone, 1310

Maesta of Santa Trinita

Cimabue, 1280-1290

The Entombment of Mary

Giotto di Bondone, 1310

Polyptych of Bologna

Giotto di Bondone, 1330-1335

Altarpiece of Santa Reparata — Front

Giotto di Bondone, 1310

Fiesole Altarpiece

Fra Angelico, 1424-1425

Madonna of the Rosary

Peter Paul Rubens, 1607

Virgin and Child

Elisabetta Sirani, 1663

Madonna Laboris (Sketch)

Nicholas Roerich, 1936

Madonna and Child

Giampietrino, 1510-1525

Madonna of the Cherries

Giampietrino, 1525

The Annunciation

Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1898

Study for the Annunciation

Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1898


Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1914

The Annunciation

Edward Burne-Jones, 1879


Gustave Moreau, 1876

The Newborn Christ

Georges de La Tour, 1640

The Education of the Virgin

Georges de La Tour, 1650

The Virgin with Child, Angels and Saints

Piero della Francesca, 1472-1474

Polyptych of Perugia

Piero della Francesca, 1470

Polyptych of the Misericordia — Detail of the Madonna

Piero della Francesca, 1460-1462

The Annunciation and Life of the Virgin

Fra Angelico, 1426

The Virgin and Child with St. Dominic and Thomas Aquinas

Fra Angelico, 1430

The Manger

Gertrude Käsebier, 1903

The Annunciation

Jan Van Eyck, 1434-1436

The Madonna in the Church

Jan Van Eyck, 1438

The Ghent Altarpiece, Open

Jan Van Eyck, 1430-1432

Virgin and Child, with Saints and Donor

Jan Van Eyck, 1441-1443

The Crucifixion, with the Virgin and Saint John the Evangelist Mourning

Rogier van der Weyden, 1460

The Virgin and Child enthroned

Rogier van der Weyden, 1433

Virgin and Child

Rogier van der Weyden, 1454

Virgin of the Rocks, 2nd Version

Leonardo da Vinci, 1483-1508


Lorenzo Monaco, 1400

Virgin and Child

Lorenzo Monaco, 1410

Doni Tondo

Michelangelo, 1507


Michelangelo, 1498-1499

Portable Icon with the Virgin Eleousa


Madonna and Child

Carlo Crivelli, 1480

The Virgin and Child with Saints Francis and Sebastian

Carlo Crivelli, 1491

Madonna and Child Enthroned

Carlo Crivelli, 1472

Virgin and Child with Saints and Donor

Carlo Crivelli, 1490

Degenerate Madonna

Alice Neel, 1930

Madonna and Child

Luca della Robbia, 1475

The Madonna of Humility

Masaccio, 1424

The Virgin and Child

Masaccio, 1426

Virgin and Child with Saints John the Baptist and Joseph

Vincenzo Catena, 1525

Virgin and Child in a niche

Luca della Robbia, 1460

Madonna and Child with Scroll

Luca della Robbia, 1455

The Holy Family with Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Lavinia Fontana, 1581

The Holy Family

Martin Schongauer, 1485

Virgin and Child with Saint Anne

Agnolo Bronzino, 1545

The Adoration of the Magi

Hieronymus Bosch, 1515

Head of the Virgin

Elisabetta Sirani, 1638-1665

Holy Family with Sts Anne and Joachim

Elisabetta Sirani, 1662

The Virgin of Guadalupe

Marsden Hartley, 1918-1919

Study for Spring Madonna

Mainie Jellett, 1939

Coronation of the Virgin

Diego Velázquez, 1635-1636

Madonna with Children

Julia Margaret Cameron, 1864

The Divine Shepherdess

Miguel Cabrera, 1760

Virgin of Guadalupe

Miguel Cabrera, 1750

The Flight into Egypt

Miguel Cabrera, 1750

Immaculate Conception

Francisco de Zurbarán, 1635

The Coronation of the Virgin

Tintoretto, 1580

Angels Entertaining the Holy Child

Marianne Stokes, 1887-1893

The Poetic Genius is the true Man and the body or outward form of Man is derived from the Poetic Genius.

All Religions are One

William Blake, 1788

Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence. From these contraries spring what the religious call Good and Evil... Good is heaven. Evil is hell.

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

William Blake, 1790


William Blake, 1825-1827

Want to become a Brahman? Memorize 1000 laws.

The Laws of Manu

Author Unknown, 200 BCE

Head of Brahma

900 CE-925 CE

Head of Shiva

900 CE-925 CE

Bust of Five-Headed Shiva

950 CE

Standing Four-Armed Vishnu

400 CE

Head of Vishnu

900 CE-925 CE

Votive Figurines from Eshnunna

2700 BCE

Gudea cylinders

2125 BCE

I am Nin-jirsu. No country can bear my fierce stare, nobody escapes my outstretched arms.

The Building of Ningirsu's Temple - Cylinder A

2125 BCE

Male Worshiper of Ninshubur

2250 BCE

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