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Christ in Art
 

Christ in Art

By Renan, Ernest

Since the dawn of Christianity, artists have been fascinated and stirred by the figure of Christ. His likeness appears in frescoes on the walls of catacombs that date from Roman times; he is featured in the stained glass windows of Gothic churches; and he can be found in various ...forms in today's pop culture. The Biblical Saviour is not a static, immaterial deity: Christ's mortal birth, unusual life and dramatic death make him an accessible subject for religious and secular artists alike.Whether they show the spirituality of God Incarnate or the earthly characteristics of a flesh-and-blood man, artistic depictions of Christ are the most controversial, moving or inspirational examples of religious art. This richly illustrated book explores the various ways that Christ is rendered in art, from Cimabue's Nativity scenes and Fra Angelico's paintings of the Crucifixion to the provocative portraits of Salvador Dali and Andres Serrano. Author Joseph Lewis French guides the reader through the most iconic representations of Christ in art - tender or graphic, classical or bizarre, these images of the Messiah reveal the diverse roles of the Son of God in the social milieus and personal lives of the artists.
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ISBN 9781780428772
Published 8 May 2012
Publisher Parkstone International
Availabilty Not yet available in NZ
Series Temporis

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ISBN-13 9781780428772
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Parkstone International
Imprint Parkstone International
Released 8 May 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Not specified
Author(s) By Renan, Ernest
Series Temporis
Category History of Art
Religious Subjects Depicted In Art
Industrial / Commercial Art & Design
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 232.901
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
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NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade

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