Salvation Mountain, Leonard Knight's Monumental Labor of Love
Welcome to Salvation Mountain, where we met Leonard Knight, a Vermont native who moved to California to spread his love of Jesus through art. His Christian cartoon spreads over multiple acres of dunes and keeps on growing. Discover how Knight came to know God, what drove him to create Salvation Mountain, and how he fought for his missionary mountain against all the public backlash.
Cyprus: Iconographers Father Kallinkos & Myrianthi Constantinidou
Experience the Orthodox Christian heritage of Cyprus through two of its eminent Iconographers: Father Kallinkos, a 90-year old monk considered an icon in some quarters, and Myrianthi Constantinidou, a young mother who also practices iconography. Learn about the rich history of Cyprus Iconography and the significance behind the paintings. Get insight on the conventions of the Byzantine Macedonian school of icon painting, the unique techniques of these two artists, and a glimpse into why they were ‘called’ to this vocation.
Johan Knutsson, Swedish folk art exhibition at Stockholm’s Nordic Museum
Meet Johan Knutsson, the curator of the Swedish folk art exhibition at the Nordic Museum. The display highlights the importance of the rural craftsmen in Swedish folklore and shows viewers the inspiration that these art works have on today's society. 'Kurbits' are a whimsical stylized flower motif distinctive to Swedish folk art and a prized skill today! Discover the importance of the human shape within the art and find out why the exhibition pieces are so heavily influenced by religious motifs.
The Swedish Dala Horse and Swedish Identity.
The Swedish Dala Horse offers an insight into traditions in Sweden and the Nordic countries. Since the Stone-Age, horses have been high valued possessions in Scandinavia and were the difference between life or death throughout the region's roadless plains.
On Puerto Rico’s Santos Trail: Antonio Avilés Burgos of Orocovis
Explore the Puerto Rico santos tradition, a form of religious folk art believed to be at least two centuries old. Meet fourth generation santero Antonio Burgos of Orocovis and learn from collectors about the master artisans and symbolism
On Puerto Rico’s Santos Trail: 11,000 Virgins, the Powerful Hand, and Anima Sola
Read about the Puerto Rico Santos tradition of Saint Ursula & 11,000 Virgins, the Powerful Hand, and Anima Sola. Delve into the mindset of collectors through visits to Museo de los Santos, the Museum of the Americas & Galeria Botello.
Slovenia’s Sticna Monastery Illuminates Manuscript Tradition
A visit to Slovenia’s Sticna Monastery is a must! Walk the hallowed halls where more than 70 illuminated manuscripts were created by monk scribes between 1175 - 1181. Channel your inner scribe by having a go at calligraphy! Admire the cloisters, beautifully painter by John of Ljubljana. Sticna Monastery resonates with a legacy of rich traditions.
Discovering the Norwegian Rosemaling Tradition with Torunn Rød Farsund.
Norwegian Rosemaling is a distinctive and beautiful folk-art style that dates back to the 16th century in Norway. Meet Torunn Rød Farsund of Os in Western Norway who honors her family's heritage and also uses her own sense of style to carry on this decorative art of floral designs. Learn more about Norwegian culture with BCD.