Unlike other types of arts where the subject of the painting could be anything, however, in religious paintings, it has always been some devotional meaning behind the art. It always tends to express belief and devotion to some religion. Faith or belief in religion did inspire some of the most impressive works of art ever produced.
Religious Paintings typically includes, painting and sculpture, mosaic making, iconography, tapestry and carpet weaving. Beautiful art which admires your religion can lead to adding flavor to the home and highlighting religious beliefs or faith in a detailed manner. Themes of the religious art and subjects usually having some recognizable moral narrative or attempting to induce strong spiritual emotions in the society. Religious art or sacred art is artistic representation done by using religious inspiration and topics and is often designed to unfold the mind to the spiritual.
As an example, Christian divine art is produced in an attempt to illustrate, supplement and demonstrate the principles of Christianity. Whereas, Buddhist art invented on the Indian subcontinent following the historical life of Siddhartha Gautama and so on with other religions like Hinduism, Islamic etc. Painting can be anything, either water painting, oil, acrylic etc., however, the subject or idea or intention of the art being drawn on canvas is always religious and devotional.