During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, a lot of beautiful Catholic art was created. This was a time when people were not afraid to publicly profess their piety, and when God was the center of society.
Nowadays, we live in a much more secular world, and it seems as if a lot of people have put God away. However, Catholic art can still be found, in the various reproductions of the masters, such as Fra Angelico, Sandro Botticelli, Fra Bonaventura Bisi and many others.
There are also modern artists, which give a fresh look to the faith, but have retained the timeless dignity and reverence of the masters of old.
Because of computer technology, a number of reproductions, both old and new, are available. The Internet has allowed a number of Catholic artists to turn their creations into lovely pieces of art that are both beautiful as well as functional.
One example is the selection of Catholic blankets now available on Zazzle, an online gift shop based in San Francisco, which allows artists to open their own stores and sell their products to people around the world. All of the following creations are not mass produced and are not available in regular stores. So, if you decide to give one as a gift, you can rest assured the recipient has probably never seen anything like this.
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