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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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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.

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Genre: Art
Author: Stefano Zuffi
Publisher: Getty Publications
Release: 2010
File: 383 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781606060094

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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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Throughout the Middle Ages, sacred Christian art had two objectives: to express veneration for God and to provide illustrative lessons on the Christian faith to a largely illiterate population. Continuing in the spirit of the other books in this series, Old Testament Figures in Art compiles entries on key figures and events in the Old Testament, beginning with the Pentateuch, then drawing from the historical books, the books of wisdom and poetry, and, finally, the prophetic books. The vivid illustrations depict Old Testament scenes that occur most frequently as iconographic prototypes in Western art. Among the masterpieces featured are The Entry of the Animals into Noah's Ark by Jan Brueghel the Elder, The Sacrifice of Isaac by Rembrandt, Samson and Delilah by Peter Paul Rubens, Jacob Wrestling with the Angel by Paul Gauguin, and Isaac Receiving Rebekah as His Wife by Marc Chagall. The accompanying texts illuminate the unique ways in which Old Testament subjects have been portrayed in Western art throughout the ages. To complement the many scriptural references, this handy volume also offers comparisons with other cultures whose stories or myths parallel those represented in the book.

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Genre: Art
Author: Chiara De Capoa
Publisher: Getty Publications
Release: 2003
File: 351 Pages
ISBN-13: 0892367458

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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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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

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Genre: Art
Author: Bruce Cole
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 1991-12-15
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780671747282

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The western world between 800 and 1200 witnessed a flowering of the pictorial arts which encompassed manuscript, wall, and panel painting, and the crafts of stained glass, mosaic, and embroidery--all surveyed in this lavishly illustrated account which concludes in the 12th century with an examination of international Romanesque extending from Scandinavia in the north to Jerusalem in the south. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Genre: Art
Author: Charles Reginald Dodwell
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release: 1993
File: 461 Pages
ISBN-13: 0300064934

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Genre: Art
Author: Frank Jewett Mather
Publisher:
Release: 2004
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015058890461

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GARDNER’S ART THROUGH THE AGES, BACKPACK EDITION: BOOK B: THE MIDDLE AGES is part of an easy-to-carry six-volume set. The most widely-read history of art and architecture in the English language for over 85 years, this beautifully-illustrated set includes new features that make it easier than ever for your students to master the material. Author and award-winning scholar-teacher Fred Kleiner has set a new standard for art history textbooks, continuing GARDNER’S tradition of impeccable reliability and scholarship. The 14th Edition includes a new chapter dedicated to contemporary art worldwide (Books E & F), coverage of over 300 new images, new pedagogical features, images that have been upgraded for clarity and color-fidelity, and more. A comprehensive, integrated set of digital resources brings course content to life, providing students with the tools they need to excel in your class, regardless of their learning styles. GARDNER’s has built its stellar reputation on the inclusion of the most significant images, discussions of the images in their full historical and cultural contexts, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, scholarship that is up-to-date, the consistent voice of a single storyteller, and more online help for students and instructors than any other art survey text. Over 100 reviewers, all experts in their fields, contributed to the accuracy of this edition. CourseMate, the online learning environment that can be used on its own or as an LMS-specific course cartridge, provides an interactive experience for exploration, study, and development of critical thinking skills. It includes an interactive eBook, all images included within the text, nearly 300 videos, audio resources, image flashcards, a printable Slide Guide for note-taking, and much more. Dynamic lecture tools will save instructors time in preparing for class -- a Digital Image Library with full zoom capabilities, side-by-side comparisons, and Google Earth integration. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Art
Author: Fred Kleiner
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2012
File: 216 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781133711193

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