Gospel Figures In Art

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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 : Bible
Author : Stefano Zuffi
Publisher : Getty Publications
Release : 2003
File : 388 Pages
ISBN-13 : 089236727X


The Bernward Gospels

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Few works of art better illustrate the splendor of eleventh-century painting than the manuscript often referred to as the “precious gospels” of Bishop Bernward of Hildesheim, with its peculiar combination of sophistication and naïveté, its dramatically gesturing figures, and the saturated colors of its densely ornamented surfaces. In The Bernward Gospels, Jennifer Kingsley offers the first interpretive study of the pictorial program of this famed manuscript and considers how the gospel book conditioned contemporary and future viewers to remember the bishop. The codex constructs a complex image of a minister caring for his diocese not only through a life of service but also by means of his exceptional artistic patronage; of a bishop exercising the sacerdotal authority of his office; and of a man fundamentally preoccupied with his own salvation and desire to unite with God through both his sight and touch. Kingsley insightfully demonstrates how this prominent member of the early medieval episcopate presented his role to the saints and to the communities called upon to remember him.

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Genre : Art
Author : Jennifer P. Kingsley
Publisher : Penn State Press
Release : 2016-05-12
File : 489 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780271077642


The Bible In Art

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An examination of the relationship between art and the Holy Scriptures.

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Genre : Art and religion
Author : Richard Mühlberger
Publisher : Crescent
Release : 1990
File : 180 Pages
ISBN-13 : 051703364X


The Gospel In Art

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Genre : Bible
Author : Albert Edward Bailey
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Release : 1946
File : 618 Pages
ISBN-13 : UIUC:30112076185948


Van Gogh And The Art Of Living

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Vincent van Gogh believed that one had to learn to read, just as one had to learn to see and learn to live. Van Gogh conveyed a message in his work about the path that he himself followed that was "more true to life," the path that human beings walk in their turbulent existence, the pilgrimage along the various stages of the road of life. He does not speak about the meaning of life but about the true art of living. It is fascinating to see and read the moving way in which he wrestled with the deep human questions of the whence, why, and whither of life. He did not see himself doing this on his own but acknowledged kindred spirits and allies in preachers, preacher-poets, painters, writers, and other artists who also attempted to find their own way through life in a similar fashion. Van Gogh was aware, like no other, of his duty and task in life: his vocation as human being and artist. That means that he was well acquainted with loneliness, fear, and despair, including suicidal tendencies. Nevertheless, he understood himself as cut out for faith, rather than resignation. Human beings follow their life's path, through storms and dangers, on land and on sea, where the "star of the sea" (the Virgin Mary) helps them and provides light. Van Gogh rejected the unhealthy, sickly forms of religion, electing instead to embrace authentic forms of piety.

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Genre : Art
Author : Anton Wessels
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2013-08-09
File : 200 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781621898238


Painting The Gospel

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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.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Kymberly N Pinder
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Release : 2016-03-01
File : 0 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0252081439


The Great Painters Gospel

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"The Great Painters' Gospel" is a beautifully illustrated book that showcases a collection of paintings representing scenes and incidents from the life of Jesus Christ. This book is authored by Henry Turner Bailey and features works of art from renowned artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Hofmann, Plockhorst, Rembrandt and Raphael. Each painting is accompanied by a detailed description and analysis of the story it portrays.

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Genre : Art
Author : Henry Turner Bailey
Publisher : Good Press
Release : 2019-12-06
File : 194 Pages
ISBN-13 : EAN:4064066236663


Saints In Art

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"From Agatha to Zeno, this book presents the images and attributes of more than one hundred saints, those most frequently encountered in sacred art, history and legend, tradition and devotional literature. Lavishly illustrated, this book introduces the saints with their identifying attributes, notes on their lives and martyrdoms, and visual references that make it easy to identify their characters and legends and the forms of worship for each."--BOOK JACKET.

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Genre : Art
Author : Rosa Giorgi
Publisher : Getty Publications
Release : 2003
File : 386 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780892367177


The Gospel In Art

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... to your bosom. What insight is necessary to interpret Christ? His face is peace, his hands are sympathy, his whole body is love. Perhaps you have seen such an one; perhaps he once walked down into the valley of the shadow with one of your dear ones and brought her back from the grave. Then there is no need to tell you what this picture signifies; it is a page out of the book of life. ***** To understand and appreciate great pictures of any kind it is necessary that one live deeply and significantly. Art has no message for a shallow soul. But those who who have loved and sacrificed, who have known joy and sorrow, who have tasted the bitterness and sweetness of life, and especially those who have reflected upon life to know its true values, will find in great art a perpetual revelation, a perpetual inspiration. Youth is the golden time in which to seek these treasures of experience; for if once our heart is schooled to search for the deep things of life, if it is satisfied early with the beauty of the Lord our God, then like the Psalmist of old, we shall rejoice and be glad all our days. PICTURES ON THE LIFE OF CHRIST Arranged In Biographical Sequence Note on the chronology: It is impossible to construct an accurate biography of Christ from the material in the gospels. While scholars are fairly agreed as to the general drift of events, many of the separate incidents may as well be placed at one point as another. In this book the order given is for the most part that of Stevens and Burton's Harmony of the Gospels in which the various passages that refer to an event are grouped. The numbers in parentheses refer to the sections of this Harmony. Note on the pictures: The list of pictures here given is not exhaustive, but it includes all the...

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Author : Albert Edward Bailey
Publisher : Theclassics.Us
Release : 2013-09
File : 128 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1230349480


International Review Of Biblical Studies Volume 50 2003 2004

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Formerly known by its subtitle "Internationale Zeitschriftenschau für Bibelwissenschaft und Grenzgebiete", the International Review of Biblical Studies has served the scholarly community ever since its inception in the early 1950's. Each annual volume includes approximately 2,000 abstracts and summaries of articles and books that deal with the Bible and related literature, including the Dead Sea Scrolls, Pseudepigrapha, Non-canonical gospels, and ancient Near Eastern writings. The abstracts - which may be in English, German, or French - are arranged thematically under headings such as e.g. "Genesis", "Matthew", "Greek language", "text and textual criticism", "exegetical methods and approaches", "biblical theology", "social and religious institutions", "biblical personalities", "history of Israel and early Judaism", and so on. The articles and books that are abstracted and reviewed are collected annually by an international team of collaborators from over 300 of the most important periodicals and book series in the fields covered.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Bernhard Lang
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2005-04-01
File : 604 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9789047405405