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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.

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Genre: Art
Author: Stefano Zuffi
Publisher: Getty Publications
Release: 2003
File: 383 Pages
ISBN-13: 089236727X

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"This book will examine the iconography of death as well as that of its symbolic opposite - resurrection and rebirth."-Introduction.

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Genre: Art
Author: Enrico De Pascale
Publisher: Getty Publications
Release: 2009
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780892369478

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The 18th-century Neapolitan crèche at the Art Institute of Chicago, which contains over 200 figures arranged in a panorama of street life, represents the pinnacle of a rich artistic heritage. This luxurious catalogue is the first to study the crèche in the context of art and music history. Essays explore the Neapolitan crèche tradition and examine the design of Chicago's example with reference to other important crèches in Europe and the United States. Entries on individual figures identify the characters and types they represent, as well as their social and historical meaning and religious significance. Other entries address groups of figures, animals, and cultural themes present in the crèche. Together the essays and entries highlight the astonishing realism and potent symbolism of these figures, which range from heavenly angels and the Holy Family around the manger to street vendors and revelers feasting, drinking, and dancing in a tavern.

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Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
Author: Art Institute of Chicago
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release: 2016-01-01
File: 175 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780300222357

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This is the first monographic study of the Glajor Gospel, a 14th-century illuminated Armenian manuscript. In addition to critical studies of the iconography of the illuminations, the authors provide the history of the manuscript and the political and cultural setting in which it was produced, and the history of the monastery and school of Glajor.

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Genre: History
Author: Thomas F. Mathews
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks
Release: 1991
File: 246 Pages
ISBN-13: 0884021831

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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.

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Genre: Art
Author: Alberto Ausoni
Publisher: Getty Publications
Release: 2009
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780892369652

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Genre: Theology
Author: Schaff-Herzog encyclopedia
Publisher:
Release: 1883
File: Pages
ISBN-13: HARVARD:HWK1BX

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Examines the De Lisle hours of Margaret de Beauchamp, the De Bois hours (Dubois hours) of Hawisia de Bois, and the Neville of Hornby hours of Isabel de Byron.

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Genre: Art
Author: Kathryn Ann Smith
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Release: 2003-01-01
File: 364 Pages
ISBN-13: 0802086918

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Release: 1859
File: 588 Pages
ISBN-13: BL:A0017190892

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Genre: Bible
Author: Samuel Mather
Publisher:
Release: 1705
File: 540 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105010653785

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Jordan Cofer examines the influence of the Bible upon Flannery O'Connor's fiction. While there are many studies exploring how her Catholicism affected her fiction, this book argues that O'Connor is heavily influenced by the Bible itself. Specifically, it explicates the largely undocumented ways in which she used the Bible as source material for her work. It also shows that, rhetorically, many of O'Connor's stories (and/or characters) are based upon biblical models. Furthermore, Cofer explains how O'Connor's stories engage their biblical analogues in unusual, unexpected, and sometimes grotesque ways, as her stories manage to convey essentially the same message as their biblical counterparts. Throughout O'Connor's work there are significant biblical allusions which have been neglected or previously undiscovered. This book acknowledges her biblical source material so readers can understand the impact it had on her fiction. Cofer argues that readers can better appreciate her work by examining how her stories are often grounded in specific biblical texts, which she similarly distorts, exaggerates, and subverts, in order to shock and teach readers. Simply put, O'Connor doesn't merely reference these biblical stories, she rewrites them.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Jordan Cofer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release: 2014-04-24
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781623562274

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