Ugh. When I see religious art – Sorry if I insult anyone, but it’s my blog and I’m just sharing my opinion. Nothing more, nothing less. – I get goosebumps and want to run away as fast as I can. Sure, you have masterpieces painted by Rubens and Van Eyck – proud Belgian – and I definitely appreciate the colours, how the light influences faces and colour and the atmosphere in their paintings, how the fabrics are so real you can almost touch them, the pure craftmanship and brushstrokes that make a piece of canvas almost a mirror to earlier times. I can admire those paintings. I understand a lot of art with religious subjects has their place in time and has been created under the influence of a spirit of the age. How it’s not done to depict naked / barely clothed women otherwise. I know, I know. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want to run away screaming after seeing another Maria with baby Jesus on her arms with a bright halo of light behind her head. I just don’t like it, period. So, why did I visit a museum run by the Archdiocese of Cologne, which has a big collection of religious art and sculptures? Continue reading Stunning architecture at Kolumba in Cologne.