Gospel Figures in Art

Gospel Figures in Art


  • Release: 2003
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 383 page
  • ISBN: 089236727X
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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.

Love and the Erotic in Art

Love and the Erotic in Art


  • Release: 2010
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 383 page
  • ISBN: 9781606060094
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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.

Painting the Gospel

Painting the Gospel


  • Release: 2016-01-30
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9780252098086
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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.

Music in Art

Music in Art


  • Release: 2009
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 384 page
  • ISBN: 9780892369652
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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.

The Art of Armenia

The Art of Armenia


  • Release: 2018-10-12
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 272 page
  • ISBN: 9780190269005
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Though immediately recognizable in public discourse as a modern state in a political "hot zone," Armenia has a material history and visual culture that reaches back to the Paleolithic era. This book presents a timely and much-needed survey of the arts of Armenia from antiquity to the early eighteenth century C.E. Divided chronologically, it brings into discussion a wide range of media, including architecture, stone sculpture, works in metal, wood, and cloth, manuscript illumination, and ceramic arts. Critically, The Art of Armenia presents this material within historical and archaeological contexts, incorporating the results of specialist literature in various languages. It also positions Armenian art within a range of broader comparative contexts including, but not limited to, the ancient Mediterranean and Near East, Byzantium, the Islamic world, Yuan-dynasty China, and seventeenth-century Europe. The Art of Armenia offers students, scholars, and heritage readers of the Armenian community something long desired but never before available: a complete and authoritative introduction to three thousand years of Armenian art, archaeology, architecture, and design.

Illuminated Manuscripts

Illuminated Manuscripts


  • Release: 2019-11-20
  • Publisher: Good Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 2317 page
  • ISBN: EAN:4057664131386
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"Illuminated Manuscripts" by John William Bradley. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.