Jesus finds his way to Texas

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_607867" align="alignright" width="252" caption=""Dewey taken up into Glory" by James Janknegt"][/caption] When a young father and husband took his own life in 1999, an entire city mourned more…

Art critics pounce on George Zimmerman

by Marisa Martin -- George Zimmerman, Eric Holder's favorite whipping boy, has turned artist … and most critics are not amused. One of the most recognizable names this side of the planet, more…

Palestinians try to 'paint' right to Israel

by Marisa Martin -- The world's biggest political poster-child campaign is gaining momentum and about to crash against the gates of the United Nations – again. This time it's being illustrated by more…

Suddenly, it's 'bigoted' to be Swedish

by Marisa Martin -- In the drive for Scandinavian culture to utterly annihilate itself as fast as possible, let it never be said that art galleries and institutions failed to do their more…

Whose idea was it to return Nazi art loot?

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_565537" align="alignright" width="254" caption="American soldier keeps watch over repatriated Venus, WWII"][/caption] A set of photographs from U.S. military archives serves notice on 30 years of revisionist art more…

William Blake: Tea-party inspiration

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_551029" align="alignright" width="317" caption="America a Prophecy, 1793, William Blake"][/caption] Impiously devout poet and artist William Blake never expected to live very long. Needling the high and mighty more…

Art and worship: Painting from the pulpit

by Marisa Martin -- Scott Erickson had what Christian painters may consider the world's most desirable job as official "artist in residence" at a large Houston, Texas, church. He was paid and more…

Celebrated Jewish artist paints Jesus

by Marisa Martin -- The most famed Jewish artist in history created more than 100 startling crucifixion scenes, but didn't anyone think to ask him, "Why?" Marc Chagall's joyously chaotic paintings remained more…