Conversion of St. Paul Artwork

by Patrick Werick January 25, 2014 1 Comment

Conversion of Saul of TarsusSt. Paul was a christian hunter before he miraculously converted while road tripping. He was on his way to Damascus , tracking down christians, when God knocked him off his trusty steed.

The conversion of St. Paul has been a favorite theme for artists to tackle ever since. There are certainly many other paintings of Paul ...

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Top 5 Artists of 2013

by Patrick Werick January 18, 2014

Carl Bloch
I thought it would be a nice change to rank the artists on our website based off which ones get the most downloads. So, after pouring through our sales data, I compiled this list of the five most popular (all dead, R.I.P.) artists for 2013.

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10 Beautiful Virgin Mary Artworks by Sassoferrato

by Patrick Werick January 11, 2014 1 Comment

Not much is known about the Italian Baroque artist Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato. He's typically called Sassoferrato for short, which is the name of the place he came from in Italy. 

We've always appreciated his artwork here at Restored Traditions — there's a warmth and realism that melts even the coldest hearts. Three primary elements make his art appealing:

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St John's Wine: A Catholic Tradition

by Patrick Werick December 28, 2013

You can haul wine into your local Catholic church and get it blessed by the priest on the feast of St. John the Evangelist, December 27th. I did just that and brought a case to the communion rail after mass. That's right, at participating locations, the priest imparts the Church's blessing on the vino, which turns it into a sacramental. Catholics drink the wine throughout ...

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Shepherds Adore Christ in Ruins of a Classical Structure

by Patrick Werick December 21, 2013

Kneeling shepherds adore the newly-born Christ child in a dirty stable that transitions into the ruins of a classical structure. The ruins represent the ending of the Old Testament law, which was ushered out by the Savior being born on Christmas day.

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5 Virgin & Child Images Perfect for Christmas

by Patrick Werick December 14, 2013

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Top 10 Nativity Images

by Patrick Werick December 07, 2013

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New Site Launch

by Patrick Werick August 29, 2013

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Obscure Children Staring at you in 10 Carl Bloch Paintings

by Patrick Werick June 12, 2013 2 Comments

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The Liturgical Year in Religious Art

by Patrick Werick May 28, 2013

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The Rosary Mysteries in Fine Art

by Patrick Werick May 09, 2013 6 Comments

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A Glorious & Sorrowful Queen

by Patrick Werick January 10, 2013

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