- How Catholic Art Saved The Faith
- Magnificent artworks of the Catholic Restoration
- Classic Art Card Set
- 36 cards with classical art and quotations
- Exclusive to The Catholic Company
If you love classic art but don't have time to visit all the great museums of the world, then this set is perfect for you! Take plenty of time to explore the history and rise of the Catholic Art evangelization movement, and then enjoy reflecting on an exclusive, creative card pack containing 36 well known, classical religious art pieces. Keep the book and cards on a coffee table, and your family and friends will thank you!
How Catholic Art Saved The Faith
Not long after Martin Luther’s defiance of the Church in 1517, dialogue between Protestants and Catholics broke down, brother turned against brother, and devastating religious wars erupted across Europe. Desperate to restore the peace and recover the unity of Faith, Catholic theologians clarified and reaffirmed Catholic doctrines, but turned as well to another form of evangelization: the Arts.
Convinced that to win over the unlettered, the best place to fight heresy was not in the streets but in stone and on canvas, they enlisted the century’s best artists to create a glorious wave of beautiful works of sacred art — Catholic works of sacred art — to draw people together instead of driving them apart.
How Catholic Art Saved the Faith tells the story of the creation and successes of this vibrant, visual-arts SWAT team whose war cry could have been “art for Faith’s sake!” Over the years, it included Michelangelo, of course, and, among other great artists, the edgy Caravaggio, the graceful Guido Reni, the technically perfect Annibale Carracci, the colorful Barocci, the theatrical Bernini, and the passionate Artemisia Gentileschi. Each of these creative souls, despite their own interior struggles, was a key player in this magnificent, generations-long project: the affirmation through beauty of the teachings of the Holy Catholic Church.
Here you will meet the fascinating artists who formed this cadre’s core. You will revel in scores of their full-color paintings. And you will profit from the lucid explanations of their lovely creations: works that over the centuries have touched the hearts and deepened the faith of millions of pilgrims who have made their way to the Eternal City to gaze upon them.
Join those pilgrims now in an encounter with the magnificent artworks of the Catholic Restoration — artworks which from their conception were intended to delight, teach, and inspire. As they have done for the faith of so many, so will they do for you.
Classic Art Card Set
Each of these 36 cards has a full color image on the front, and on the back, an artfully faded version with a thoughtfully chosen scripture verse or saint quote. Information about the painting is also printed at the bottom. The pack includes images of Christ, the Madonna and Child, saints, and other Catholic imagery from throughout the centuries.
You can keep them all in one place as a coffee table display, use them as prayer cards and book marks, or distribute them all to friends and family as you feel inspired.
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Dimensions & Specifications (Book)
- ISBN: 9781622826124
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320
- Author: Elizabeth Lev
Dimensions & Specifications (Card pack)
- 36 cards
- 3.25" x 5.25"
- 130 lb gloss cover
- rounded corners
- shrink wrapped