Home Forums Graven Images Graven Images Reply To: Graven Images

Maggie May

This is an interesting question. I grew up in a household with a lot of christian iconography. I think the difference comes down to not worshipping what is displayed in art, but rather using the art to remind us of what is featured within it and to help us celebrate it. Art often reflects what has value or is important within a culture or peoples. During this time, we see the intense spirituality reflected in the art, perhaps disproportionately since the christian church often had the most money to commission art.