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Religion & Beliefs

For centuries different world religions and beliefs have been depicted through art in all its forms, with artists using a range of media, concepts and techniques to create their work.

To believe in something or someone is to have trust or faith in its existence. While it can be a solitary experience, do community, companionship and courage also have a part to play?

Many artists turn to religious themes to explore their own feelings and ideas. From fleeing wars and persecution to seeking pilgrimage and religious offerings and depicting ceremonies and services, artists often reference different experiences of religion and beliefs in their work.

Take a look at the artworks below – how do they portray the stories, experiences, and ideas related to world religions and beliefs?
 


Artworks

HERMAN, Josef
© Estate of Josef Herman/Amgueddfa Cymru - Museum Wales
BRUGUERA, Tania
© ARS, NY and DACS, London 2024/Amgueddfa Cymru - Museum Wales
CURNEEN, Claire
© Claire Curneen/Amgueddfa Cymru-Natioanl Museum Wales
ARTHUR, Olivia
© Olivia Arthur/Magnum/Amgueddfa Cymru - Museum Wales
MARKOSIAN, Diana
© Diana Markosian/Amgueddfa Cymru - Museum Wales
LLOYD JONES, Mary
© Mary Lloyd Jones/Amgueddfa Cymru - Museum Wales
TILSON, Joe
© Joe Tilson. All Rights Reserved. DACS 2024/Amgueddfa Cymru - Museum Wales
ANDREWS, Michael
© Estate of Michael Andrews/Tate Images/Amgueddfa Cymru - Museum Wales
JONES, David
© Estate of David Jones. All Rights Reserved 2024/Bridgeman Images/Amgueddfa Cymru - Museum Wales
, Geng Xue
© Geng Xue/Amgueddfa Cymru - Museum Wales

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