Outstanding works of sacred art

Outstanding works of sacred art

Humanity has produced an enormous amount of works of sacred art, this is because the Catholic Church has consolidated itself as a power in the West, influencing societies, whether in the spiritual, cultural or artistic fields.

In this way, countless artistic works were created in the most varied languages with the aim of adorning sacred places.

Sacred painting

The Last Supper, by Leonardo da Vinci

The Last Supper is a work produced by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), completed around 1497

The painting is a large panel measuring 4.6 x 8.8 meters and was created in the refectory of the Convent Santa Maria Delle Grazie, in Italy.

The technique used was fresco and the image represents Christ and his apostles moments before the crucifixion, at the last supper they share together.

Sacred architecture

Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, by Gaudí


The full name of this church is Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family. The basilica is in Barcelona, Spain. The architect responsible for the project was Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926).

Its construction began in 1882 and has not yet been completed.

The incredible architecture of the Sagrada Família is rich in details and causes a stir, whether due to its facade with many biblical characters or its spacious interior, with colorful stained glass windows.

sacred sculpture

Pieta, by Michelangelo

The Pietá sculpture, made by Michelangelo (1475-1564) in 1499, is one of the Renaissance artist's best-known works.

Its size is 174 x 195 cm and the material used was marble.

This work displays the figure of the Virgin Mary carrying the lifeless body of Christ in her arms.

It is a sculpture that impresses for bringing such realistic representations of bodies and clothing, as well as important meanings for Christianity such as the sanctification of motherhood.

This work can be found in Vatican City, in St. Peter's Basilica.