For my project, I chose to focus on water as a symbol in different art forms. The six pieces I selected focus mainly on the Christian religion with 2 of the religion of Islam. Secular piece is a Japanese painting of a wave that is very symbolic. Water is considered a very religious part of several belief systems. Water is present in many different forms of art through many religious groups. It can be considered the most use in the symbol carving and painting but can be seen in other mediums as well.
Water symbolizes purity, cleansing and clarity. People bathe or use of religious water to purify any potential hazards or poorly often. The purity of water is very important in religious ceremonies more specifically the Christian religion. Water is in all different religions and even if he is not the center of the painting or sculpture, it still has importance.