It would pain Bill Donohue to know but some of these works were funded by the public, through taxes and monies collected by The Church. And most of these artists were working class and some even lived, and died, in poverty. But all of them left behind something worth remembering, even if we don't know some of their names. (Click on all to englarge.)
Delphic Sibyl, detail, Michelangelo, 1509.
Rose Window, Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris.
Filipino carving of St. Paul, artist unknown.
St. Cecilia, John William Waterhouse, 1895
La Virgen de Guadalupe, artist unknown.
The Taking of Christ, Caravaggio, 1602.
The Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral.