Christian art is produced in an attempt to illustrate, supplement and portray in tangible form the principles of Christianity. Most Christian paintings are allusive, or built around themes familiar to the intended observer. Christian groups use or have used oil painting to some extent, although some have had strong objections to some forms of paintings, and there have been major periods of iconoclasm within Christianity. One of the most common Christian themes in Jesus art is that of the Virgin Mary
holding the infant Jesus. Another is that paintings of Jesus on the Cross
Christian oil paintings focuses specifically on paintings done that are about the religion, or closely related to it. At its height of popularity, royalty would often request a painter to create these spectacular Christian art so they could feature them in their own collections. Many times Christian paintings were given as gifts to churches, or even displayed as a sign of strength to members of a church. There have been many movements that have embraced Christian paintings, even in the modern era. With the unlimited knowledge of the bible as inspiration, painters will always have a muse to use for their Christian art. -- The Copyright of Scripts is Reserved by Toperfect.