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Faiths and beliefs

The 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 continues to create a new visual language inspired by the subject...Here are some examples...

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Our recommendations Xu Zhen, New, Sculpture

Xu Zhen

New, 2016
18.1 x 5.5 x 4.1 inch
Sculpture

$2,802

Andres Serrano, Heaven and Hell, Photography

Andres Serrano

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

$120,000

Nelson Garcia Jimenez, Monte de los Olivos, Painting

Nelson Garcia Jimenez

Monte de los Olivos, 2008
32.7 x 30.3 inch
Painting

$1,168

Bertrand Noël, The Crucifixion, Photography

Bertrand Noël

The Crucifixion, 2014
29.5 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$1,868

Our recommendations Sarah Maple, Fighting Fire with Fire, Photography

Sarah Maple

Fighting Fire with Fire, 2013
24 x 19.3 inch
Photography

$584

Fawzi Brachemi, A contre-sens, Painting

Fawzi Brachemi

A contre-sens, 2016
45.7 x 31.9 inch
Painting

$9,667

Max Papeschi, Jesus goes to Hollywood, Print

Max Papeschi

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

$2,335

Rorro Berjano, Mater Dolorosa, Sculpture

Rorro Berjano

Mater Dolorosa, 2016
70.9 x 59.1 x 27.6 inch
Sculpture

$7,706

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

$876

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

$2,569

Louis Soutter, Et les disciples s'endormirent, Drawing

Louis Soutter

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

$4,670

Huang Yan, Temple of Heaven, Print

Huang Yan

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

$2,919

Andrea Clanetti, Beauté Divine : Michelangelo, Painting

Andrea Clanetti

Beauté Divine : Michelangelo, 2014
39.4 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$2,218

Catherine Wilkening, Ali di luce, Sculpture

Catherine Wilkening

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

$4,904

Raimundo de Oliveira, Revelation, Painting

Raimundo de Oliveira

Revelation, 1963
29 x 40 x 1 inch
Painting

$125,000

Eliahou Eric Bokobza, Kipur, Painting

Eliahou Eric Bokobza

Kipur, 2014
43.3 x 35.4 inch
Painting

$12,259

Lee Jeffries, Untitled VII, Photography

Lee Jeffries

Untitled VII, 2015
33.5 x 33.5 x 2 inch
Photography

$2,919

Juliette Jourdain, Day#132, Photography

Juliette Jourdain

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

$2,218

Stavri Kalinov, Path to Faith, Painting

Stavri Kalinov

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

$35,027

Stavri Kalinov, Our faith, Painting

Stavri Kalinov

Our faith, 2015
49.2 x 49.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$35,027

Cesare Callegari, #1, Sculpture

Cesare Callegari

#1, 2015
27.6 x 19.7 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$2,919

Cesare Callegari, #2 , Sculpture

Cesare Callegari

#2 , 2015
25.6 x 17.3 x 15 inch
Sculpture

$2,919

Pieter Bauermeister, A window of belief, Photography

Pieter Bauermeister

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

$2,452

Bertrand Noël, The Mourning, Photography

Bertrand Noël

The Mourning, 2014
29.5 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$1,868

Bertrand Noël, David and Goliath, Photography

Bertrand Noël

David and Goliath, 2014
29.5 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$1,868

Stefan Georgiev, The Last Supper, Painting

Stefan Georgiev

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

$2,627

Veronika Bianchi, A Prayer, Sculpture

Veronika Bianchi

A Prayer, 2011
15.7 x 11.8 x 10.2 inch
Sculpture

$4,553

Mélanie Peduzzi, Histoires 2-5, Photography

Mélanie Peduzzi

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

$701

Gilles Mercier, Via Veneto #4, Photography

Gilles Mercier

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

$339

Mathieu Weiler, Christ, Drawing

Mathieu Weiler

Christ, 2015
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Drawing

$1,401

Jean-Francois Lefranc, Christ retourné, Photography

Jean-Francois Lefranc

Christ retourné, 2007
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$992

Pierre Sgamma, Dhyana Mûdra, Painting

Pierre Sgamma

Dhyana Mûdra, 2008
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,386

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

$2,919

Sean MacLeod, Monks in the Mekong, Photography

Sean MacLeod

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

$1,751

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

$3,386

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

$876

Rocío Verdejo, Vestir Santos, Photography

Rocío Verdejo

Vestir Santos, 2014
66.9 x 51.2 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$4,086

Thierry Chassagnac, Installation lumineuse 1, Sculpture

Thierry Chassagnac

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

$15,178

Keith O'Connor, L'Abbé Pierre, Painting

Keith O'Connor

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

$1,109

Keith O'Connor, Mère Teresa, Painting

Keith O'Connor

Mère Teresa, 2017
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,109

Olga Volodina, Nun 2, Photography

Olga Volodina

Nun 2, 2015
23.6 x 35.4 inch
Photography

$1,039

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

$2,102

Seri Phuengporn, Smiling Buddha, Painting

Seri Phuengporn

Smiling Buddha, 2015
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$4,086

Natanaël, Asiat'M 21, Photography

Natanaël

Asiat'M 21, 2009
23.6 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$934

Luo Dan, 28 June 2006, Tibet GongBuJiangDa, Photography

Luo Dan

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

$3,853

Imbue, New Religion Gold, Sculpture

Imbue

New Religion Gold, 2018
10.2 x 5.5 x 2 inch
Sculpture

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