Theology

What is the difference between religious art and liturgical art?

Religious art and liturgical art do not have the same aesthetic. Liturgical art is not self-seeking, but makes manifest the God we worship and, therefore, relates to everyone in the Christian fellowship. Liturgical art does not solicit originality of theme; if anything, it avoids it. Liturgical art acknowledges Word and Sacrament, presenting the provocative Gospel message. Liturgical art exalts God, not the artist, and the pieces remain unsigned. The liturgical artist should profoundly understand the spiritual mentality of a worshiping group when creating its art pieces.