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Faiths and beliefs

French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty said, “Religion is part of culture – not as a dogma, not even as a belief, but as a cry".

Contemporary artists often play with religious conventions in their art. Mysticism, traditionalism, subversion, rejection… religion is a subject that has stirred artists' passions since the dawn of time.

The new generation of contemporary artists are creating a new language of expression around the subject, and look set to keep people talking about them for some time to come.

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Eliahou Eric Bokobza, Kipur, Painting

Eliahou Eric Bokobza

Kipur, 2014
43.3 x 35.4 inch
Painting

$12,807

Dénesh Ghyczy, A smile, a desire, Painting

Dénesh Ghyczy

A smile, a desire, 2017
30.3 x 22.4 inch
Painting

$2,324

Veronika Bianchi, A Prayer, Sculpture

Veronika Bianchi

A Prayer, 2011
15.7 x 11.8 x 10.2 inch
Sculpture

$4,757

Sandra David, Pray for us, Sculpture

Sandra David

Pray for us, 2014
23.6 x 10.2 x 10.2 inch
Sculpture

$3,537

Huang Yan, Temple of Heaven, Print

Huang Yan

Temple of Heaven, 2008
35.4 x 46.9 x 0.4 inch
Print

$3,049

Sean MacLeod, Monks in the Mekong, Photography

Sean MacLeod

Monks in the Mekong, 2002
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,830

Lee Jeffries, Untitled VII, Photography

Lee Jeffries

Untitled VII, 2015
33.5 x 33.5 x 2 inch
Photography

$3,049

Noé Roussel, Aura, Painting

Noé Roussel

Aura, 2015
40.6 x 32.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,378

Annina Roescheisen, La pieta, Photography

Annina Roescheisen

La pieta, 2013
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$8,538

Juliette Jourdain, Day#132, Photography

Juliette Jourdain

Day#132, 2017
39.4 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$2,317

Noé Roussel, Frida India, Painting

Noé Roussel

Frida India, 2015
36.2 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,378

Keith O'Connor, Mère Teresa, Painting

Keith O'Connor

Mère Teresa, 2017
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,159

Amine Oulmakki, Intérieur/nuit/Marrakech N°1, Photography

Amine Oulmakki

Intérieur/nuit/Marrakech N°1, 2016
27.6 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$2,196

Sylvie Barbier, Christ, Painting

Sylvie Barbier

Christ, 2016
45.3 x 57.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$5,489

Jean-Christophe Fischer, Sans titre, Painting

Jean-Christophe Fischer

Sans titre, 2016
18.1 x 15 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,196

Olga Volodina, Nun 2, Photography

Olga Volodina

Nun 2, 2015
23.6 x 35.4 inch
Photography

$1,086

Noé Roussel, Tara verte, Painting

Noé Roussel

Tara verte, 2015
28.3 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,805

Kan, Maria Maddelena in estasi, Painting

Kan

Maria Maddelena in estasi, 2016
36.2 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,903

Noé Roussel, Vices et vertus, Painting

Noé Roussel

Vices et vertus, 2015
51.2 x 38.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,452

Dominique Rieger, Vierge de Tendresse (1), Painting

Dominique Rieger

Vierge de Tendresse (1), 2000
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$3,903

Keith O'Connor, L'Abbé Pierre, Painting

Keith O'Connor

L'Abbé Pierre, 2017
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,159

Dominique Rieger, Christ en croix, Painting

Dominique Rieger

Christ en croix, 2004
23.6 x 18.1 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$5,123

Jean-Christophe Fischer, Sans titre, Painting

Jean-Christophe Fischer

Sans titre, 2016
39.4 x 31.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$5,855

Andres Serrano, Heaven and Hell, Photography

Andres Serrano

Heaven and Hell, 1984
33 x 45 x 1 inch
Photography

$120,000

Kan, Mariage Mystique, Painting

Kan

Mariage Mystique, 2016
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,342

Max Papeschi, Jesus goes to Hollywood, Print

Max Papeschi

Jesus goes to Hollywood, 2013
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Print

$2,439

Catherine Wilkening, Ali di luce, Sculpture

Catherine Wilkening

Ali di luce, 2016
23.6 x 20.5 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$5,123

Dominique Rieger, Saint Nahum, Painting

Dominique Rieger

Saint Nahum, 2000
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$3,659

Bertrand Noël, David and Goliath, Photography

Bertrand Noël

David and Goliath, 2014
29.5 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$1,952

Bertrand Noël, The Crucifixion, Photography

Bertrand Noël

The Crucifixion, 2014
29.5 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$1,952

Rocío Verdejo, Vestir Santos, Photography

Rocío Verdejo

Vestir Santos, 2014
66.9 x 51.2 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$4,269

Stavri Kalinov, Path to Faith, Painting

Stavri Kalinov

Path to Faith, 2016
49.2 x 49.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$36,592

Stefan Georgiev, The Last Supper, Painting

Stefan Georgiev

The Last Supper, 2015
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,744

Cesare Callegari, #2 , Sculpture

Cesare Callegari

#2 , 2015
25.6 x 17.3 x 15 inch
Sculpture

$3,049

Nelson Garcia Jimenez, Monte de los Olivos, Painting

Nelson Garcia Jimenez

Monte de los Olivos, 2008
32.7 x 30.3 inch
Painting

$1,220

Mathieu Weiler, Christ, Drawing

Mathieu Weiler

Christ, 2015
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Drawing

$1,464

Stavri Kalinov, Our faith, Painting

Stavri Kalinov

Our faith, 2015
49.2 x 49.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$36,592

Fawzi Brachemi, A contre-sens, Painting

Fawzi Brachemi

A contre-sens, 2016
45.7 x 31.9 inch
Painting

$10,099

Andrea Clanetti, Beauté Divine : Michelangelo, Painting

Andrea Clanetti

Beauté Divine : Michelangelo, 2014
39.4 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$2,317

Mario Pasqualotto, The name of God is Female 2 of 2, Drawing

Mario Pasqualotto

The name of God is Female 2 of 2, 2014
26.8 x 19.3 x 2 inch
Drawing

$3,537

J.C. Kanter, The Last Supper, Photography

J.C. Kanter

The Last Supper, 2016
27.6 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$622

Thierry Chassagnac, Installation lumineuse 1, Sculpture

Thierry Chassagnac

Installation lumineuse 1, 2013
66.9 x 55.1 x 19.7 inch
Sculpture

$15,856

Luo Dan, 28 June 2006, Tibet GongBuJiangDa, Photography

Luo Dan

28 June 2006, Tibet GongBuJiangDa, 2006
18.9 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$4,025

Max Papeschi, It's a Bird, it's a Plane, it's SuperJesus, Print

Max Papeschi

It's a Bird, it's a Plane, it's SuperJesus, 2013
29.5 x 17.7 x 1.2 inch
Print

$3,049

Raimundo de Oliveira, Revelation, Painting

Raimundo de Oliveira

Revelation, 1963
29 x 40 x 1 inch
Painting

$125,000

Louis Soutter, Et les disciples s'endormirent, Drawing

Louis Soutter

Et les disciples s'endormirent, 1960
7.1 x 8.7 inch
Drawing

$4,879

Pierre Sgamma, Dhyana Mûdra, Painting

Pierre Sgamma

Dhyana Mûdra, 2008
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,537

Gilles Mercier, Via Veneto #4, Photography

Gilles Mercier

Via Veneto #4, 2007
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$354

Sarah Maple, Fighting Fire with Fire, Photography

Sarah Maple

Fighting Fire with Fire, 2013
24 x 19.3 inch
Photography

$610

Bertrand Noël, The Mourning, Photography

Bertrand Noël

The Mourning, 2014
29.5 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$1,952

Pieter Bauermeister, A window of belief, Photography

Pieter Bauermeister

A window of belief, 2006
33.1 x 46.5 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$2,561

Gilles Verneret, Lac de Tibériade, Jésus marchant sur les eaux, Photography

Gilles Verneret

Lac de Tibériade, Jésus marchant sur les eaux, 2011
39.4 x 39.4 x 3.1 inch
Photography

$2,683

Natanaël, Asiat'M 21, Photography

Natanaël

Asiat'M 21, 2009
23.6 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$976

Charlotte Aleman, Sans titre (5), Série Icônes, Photography

Charlotte Aleman

Sans titre (5), Série Icônes, 2013
31.5 x 44.1 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,708

Seri Phuengporn, Smiling Buddha, Painting

Seri Phuengporn

Smiling Buddha, 2015
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$4,269

Sérgio Ferro, L'Ange de l'Apocalypse, Print

Sérgio Ferro

L'Ange de l'Apocalypse, 2011
39.4 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch
Print

$915

Sérgio Ferro, Jésus tombe pour la troisième fois, Print

Sérgio Ferro

Jésus tombe pour la troisième fois, 2011
39.4 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch
Print

$915

Mélanie Peduzzi, Histoires 2-5, Photography

Mélanie Peduzzi

Histoires 2-5, 2013
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$732

Jean-Francois Lefranc, Christ retourné, Photography

Jean-Francois Lefranc

Christ retourné, 2007
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$854