gospel figures in art

Book Title : Gospel Figures in Art
Author : Stefano Zuffi
Publisher : Getty Publications
Release Date : 2003
Pages : 383
ISBN : 089236727X
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : Death and Resurrection in Art
Author : Enrico De Pascale
Publisher : Getty Publications
Release Date : 2009
Pages : 384
ISBN : 9780892369478
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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"This book will examine the iconography of death as well as that of its symbolic opposite - resurrection and rebirth."-Introduction.

Book Title : Love and the Erotic in Art
Author : Stefano Zuffi
Publisher : Getty Publications
Release Date : 2010
Pages : 383
ISBN : 9781606060094
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : Music in Art
Author : Alberto Ausoni
Publisher : Getty Publications
Release Date : 2009
Pages : 384
ISBN : 9780892369652
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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From ancient sculptures to Renaissance paintings & modern art, this volume explores the depiction of music, musical instruments & musical performance in Western art through the ages.

Book Title : Symbols of Power in Art
Author : Paola Rapelli
Publisher : Getty Publications
Release Date : 2011
Pages : 381
ISBN : 9781606060667
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This volume examines the ways that sovereign rulers have employed well-defined symbols, attributes, and stereotypes to convey their power to their subjects and rivals, as well as to leave a legacy for subsequent generations to admire. Legendary rulers from antiquity such as Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Constantine have been looked to as models for their display of imperial power by the rulers of later eras. From medieval sovereigns such as Charlemagne and France's Louis IX to the tsars of Russia and the great European royal dynasties of the Hapsburgs, the Bourbons, and the Tudors, the rulers of each period have appropriated and often embellished the emblems of power employed by their predecessors. Even the second-tier lords who ruled parts of France and Italy during the Renaissance, such as the dukes of Burgundy, the Gonzaga of Mantua, and the Medici of Florence became adept at manipulating this imagery. The final chapter is reserved for Napoleon I, perhaps the ultimate master of symbolic display, who assumed the attributes of Roman emperors to project an image of eternal and immutable authority. The author examines not only regal paraphernalia such as crowns, scepters, thrones, and orbs, but also the painted portraits, sculptures, tapestries, carved ivories, jewelry, coins, armor, and, eventually, photographs created to display their owner's sovereign power, a vast collection of works that now forms a significant portion of the cultural heritage of Western civilization.

Book Title : Teaching the Bible Through Popular Culture and the Arts
Author : Mark Roncace
Publisher : Society of Biblical Lit
Release Date : 2007
Pages : 393
ISBN : 9781589832442
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This resource enables biblical studies instructors to facilitate engaging classroom experiences by drawing on the arts and popular culture. It offers brief overviews of hundreds of easily accessible examples of art, film, literature, music, and other media and outlines strategies for incorporating them effectively and concisely in the classroom. Although designed primarily for college and seminary courses on the Bible, the ideas can easily be adapted for classes such as “Theology and Literature” or “Religion and Art” as well as for nonacademic settings. This compilation is an invaluable resource for anyone who teaches the Bible.

Book Title : Armenian Gospel Iconography
Author : Thomas F. Mathews
Publisher : Dumbarton Oaks
Release Date : 1991
Pages : 246
ISBN : 0884021831
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This is the first monographic study of a single Armenian manuscript, the Glajor Gospel, a fourteenth-century illuminated manuscript. In addition to critical studies of the iconography of the illuminations, Mathews and Sanjian provide the history of the Glajor Gospel and the political and cultural setting in which it was produced, as well as the history of the monastery and school of Glajor. All full-page illuminations from the Gospel are reproduced at their original size, with twenty-four color illustrations.

Book Title : Art of the Western World
Author : Bruce Cole
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 1991-12-15
Pages : 368
ISBN : 9780671747282
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Traces the history of Western art from its classical roots up to the present day, and integrates the works of each period with the history, values, and ideals that gave birth to them

Book Title : Art in America
Author : Frank Jewett Mather
Publisher :
Release Date : 2004
Pages :
ISBN : UOM:39015058890461
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Book Title : The History of the Church in Art
Author : Rosa Giorgi
Publisher : Getty Publications
Release Date : 2008
Pages : 382
ISBN : 0892369361
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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"The aim of this guide is to explain features and symbols in religious works of art as they relate to the history of the Church at the time these works were commissioned and created."-Introduction.