Christian Art: A Very Short Introduction

Christian Art: A Very Short Introduction

 
 
 
 
 
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Christian Art - A Very Short Introduction

  

Christian images have a long history within the Western art tradition from the narrative and devotional works of the Medieval and Renaissance periods, to the radical new interpretations of the twenty-first century.

Christian Art fascinating new book explores the changing nature of the representation of key themes and subjects found in Christian art, covering the Eucharist, the crucifixion, the Virgin Mary, and the saints. Other sections deal with the changes to Christian art after the sixteenth-century Reformation, and with Christian art in the modern world. Within these themes, the book explores the work of major artists such as Memling, Holbein, El Greco and Rossetti, and well-known examples including the frescoes of St Francis at Assisi. Didactic and consciously devotional works are discussed alongside the controversial work of contemporary artists such as Andres Serrano and Chris Ofili.

Product Code 1014501
ISBN 9780192803283
author WILLIAMSON
Format Paperback
GTIN 9780192803283
Pages 144
Published 2004
publisher Oxford University Press
Series Very Short Introductions
Dimensions 111 X 174
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