Gospel Figures in Art

Gospel Figures in Art

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Blackwell North Amer
Gospel Figures in Art brings the icons and narratives of sacred Western art to life as the author analyzes more than two hundred paintings depicting the principal figures and events in the life of Jesus.
Sections are devoted to Jesus' family and to his followers, the evangelists, as well as to the major turning points in his life: his birth and baptism, his public life, the miracles and good deeds he performed, his crucifixion, his resurrection, and the events that followed.
Illustrating stories from both the New Testament's canonical Gospels (the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) and from the apocryphal gospels (early Christian writings excluded from the New Testament because of their unsubstantiated authorship), Gospel Figures in Art is a reference guide for museum visitors, students, and art enthusiasts alike.

Oxford University Press
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.

Publisher: Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003
ISBN: 9780892367276
089236727X
Branch Call Number: 704.9484 Z83g
Characteristics: 383 p. : col. ill. ; 20 cm

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