Gaze into Bible through new eyes

by Marisa Martin -- Contemporary art luminaries often go for the grand entrance: big props, sound and angst, buckets of PR and the iconic theme lest you forget them. But their fiery more…

Leftist 'Taliban' can't scrub God from D.C.

by Marisa Martin -- Don't like Christian art? Close your eyes while driving through Washington, D.C. Our nation's Capitol is a vast limestone, granite and marble rebuttal to the asininity of the more…

Mideast kids learn 'dancing with the enemy'

by Marisa Martin -- In Israel a few new grooves on a Jaffa dance floor are cranking up hopes of peace for the Mideast and catching the attention of Hollywood's producers. Arab more…

Jesus Christ: The bare naked truth

by Marisa Martin -- Edward Knippers has been making Jesus naked for at least 30 years. A pillar of contemporary Christian art, Knippers consistently paints raw and often disturbing images of Jesus, more…

U.S. superheroes bow to Islam, but this 1 refuses

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_449857" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Bosch Fawstin and his art"][/caption] "Kwak! Ouch! Please don't kill me! Ah-h-h-h … oink?" If a cartoonist wages an anti-jihad campaign featuring a piggish more…

Performance 'art' goes completely bonkers

by Marisa Martin -- Blouin-Art Info recently asked readers, "Is killing chickens art?" Word-for-word my thoughts when I first heard of fowl slaughterer cum-performance artist Miguel Suarez and his controversial "work." Canadian more…

International art thieves swipe billions

by Marisa Martin -- In the vast wave of criminal skullduggery sweeping over the globe in recent years, art has played a five-star, leading role. Thefts of paintings and other artwork blossomed more…

Biblical? Conservative? You can't paint that!

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_430133" align="alignright" width="246" caption="Rembrandt's actual "The Return of the Prodigal Son""][/caption] "I must study politics and war, that my sons may study mathematics and philosophy … in more…