Christian Art

ISBN-10: 019280328X

ISBN-13: 9780192803283

Edition: 2003

Authors: Beth Williamson

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This Very Short Introduction decodes the key themes, signs, and symbols found in Christian art: the Eucharist, the image of the Crucifixion, the Virgin Mary, the Saints, Old and New Testament narrative imagery, and iconography. It also explores the theological and historical background of Christian imagery, from the devotional works of the Medieval and Renaissance periods, to the twenty-first century. Williamson uses examples from, amongst others, Cimabue, Michelangelo, and Rosetti. She concludes by outlining the co-existence in contemporary 'post-Christian' culture of the deliberately controversial works of artists such as Andres Serrano and Chris Ofili, alongside the consciously devotional works of those such as Eric Gill and Peter Blake.
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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 140
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

List of illustrations
List of diagrams
Introduction
The Virgin Mary
The body of Christ
The saints
Images and narrative
Christian art transformed: the Reformation
Christian art around the turn of the second millennium
Glossary
References
Further reading
Index
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