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Gospel Figures in Art


Gospel Figures in Art
  • Author : Stefano Zuffi
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release : 2003
  • ISBN : 089236727X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In viewing the great works of sacred Western art, many people find difficulty in understanding the stories and identifying the figures portrayed in them. This informative guide decodes these often-mysterious scenes and reveals a vibrant world of images from the Christian tradition for museum visitors, students, and art enthusiasts alike. Gospel Figures in Art examines depictions of stories and figures from both the New Testament's canonical gospels (the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) and the apocryphal gospels (early Christian writings excluded from the New Testament because of their unsubstantiated authorship), which served as rich sources of inspiration for medieval and Renaissance artists. Illustrated with masterpieces from many of the world's premier museums, the art works provided as visual references are carefully analyzed. Sections are devoted to the principal figures in the life of Jesus Christ-his family and the evangelists-and to the major biographical turning points: his birth and baptism, his public life, the miracles and good deeds he performed, his crucifixion, resurrection, and the events that followed. This indispensable resource makes the icons and narratives of sacred art come to life.

Death and Resurrection in Art


Death and Resurrection in Art
  • Author : Enrico De Pascale
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN : 9780892369478
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This book will examine the iconography of death as well as that of its symbolic opposite - resurrection and rebirth."-Introduction.

Angels and Demons in Art


Angels and Demons in Art
  • Author : Rosa Giorgi
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release : 2005
  • ISBN : 0892368306
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This sumptuously illustrated volume analyzes artists' representations of angels and demons and heaven and hell from the Judeo-Christian tradition and describes how these artistic portrayals evolved over time. As with other books in the Guide to Imagery series, the goal of this volume is to help contemporary art enthusiasts decode the symbolic meanings in the great masterworks of Western Art. The first chapter traces the development of images of the Creation and the Afterworld from descriptions of them in the Scriptures through their evolution in later literary and philosophical works. The following two chapters examine artists' depictions of the two paths that humans may take, the path of evil or the path of salvation, and the punishments or rewards found on each. A chapter on the Judgment Day and the end of the world explores portrayals of the mysterious worlds between life and death and in the afterlife. Finally, the author looks at images of angelic and demonic beings themselves and how they came to be portrayed with the physical attributes--wings, halos, horns, and cloven hooves--with which we are now so familiar. Thoroughly researched by and expert in the field of iconography, Angels and Demons in Art will delight readers with an interest in art or religious symbolism.

Love and the Erotic in Art


Love and the Erotic in Art
  • Author : Stefano Zuffi
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release : 2010
  • ISBN : 9781606060094
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume is a romp through the portrayal of love and sexuality in art. The book surveys Western artworks illustrating more or less explicitly delicate or amorous subjects.

Painting the Gospel


Painting the Gospel
  • Author : Kymberly N Pinder
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release : 2016-01-30
  • ISBN : 9780252098086
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Innovative and lavishly illustrated, Painting the Gospel offers an indispensable contribution to conversations about African American art, theology, politics, and identity in Chicago. Kymberly N. Pinder escorts readers on an eye-opening odyssey to the murals, stained glass, and sculptures dotting the city's African American churches and neighborhoods. Moving from Chicago's oldest black Christ figure to contemporary religious street art, Pinder explores ideas like blackness in public, art for black communities, and the relationship of Afrocentric art to Black Liberation Theology. She also focuses attention on art excluded from scholarship due to racial or religious particularity. Throughout, she reflects on the myriad ways private black identities assert public and political goals through imagery. Painting the Gospel includes maps and tour itineraries that allow readers to make conceptual, historical, and geographical connections among the works.