Introducing part one of a series devoted to sacred art in the Land of Rus from the dawn of Christianity in that region, to the present day. This first part starts with a brief history on the land of Rus (modern day Russia, Ukraine and Belarus), its conversion to Christianity, and the early period of sacred art from the 10th to the 12th Centuries.

Episode 2: The Annunciation by Tanner

In this second episode, we study The Annunciation from the American painter, Henry Ossawa Tanner in 1897. It’s a fitting subject as this is the posting in the season of Advent.

Episode 1: Introduction to sacred art

Hello and welcome to Saint Luke’s Gallery. The purpose of this site is to share my appreciation of sacred art with you, and hopefully persuade you to look at art in general, in a new perspective. One reason why I created this site is because we’re all looking at our computers, iPads and phones – especially now with so much of the outside world locked down. Unfortunately, a lot of what’s online is designed to provoke us, scandalize us and in the case of most social media outlets, dumb us down. I don’t know about you but I’d like to see more positivity and on that note, I hope you’ll enjoy this introduction and visit St. Luke’s regularly as I develop a series.