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Whatever happened to sacred art?

Why do contemporary “conservative” Catholic painters keep producing works that don’t quite make the grade? How did we get from Pinturicchio’s altarpieces to, well… this? And what’s the difference?  We’re used to movies in which sacred persons are being played by actors, so in a

What makes sacred art sacred?

(Hint: it’s not just the subject matter). Had an interesting exchange on FB today with a good friend back in Canada. He’s looking for a painter to commission some paintings for a church he’s in charge of. He posted one pic of a painting of