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Christ in art [electronic resource]. Ernest Renan.

Renan, Ernest. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781780428772 (electronic bk)
  • ISBN: 9781783107803 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2012.

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Summary, etc.: Since the dawn of Christianity, artists have been fascinated and stirred by the figure of Christ. His likeness appears in frescoes on the walls of catacombs that date from Roman times; he is featured in the stained glass windows of Gothic churches; and he can be found in various forms in today's pop culture. The Biblical Saviour is not a static, immaterial deity: Christ's mortal birth, unusual life and dramatic death make him an accessible subject for religious and secular artists alike.Whether they show the spirituality of God Incarnate or the earthly characteristics of a flesh-and-blood man, artistic depictions of Christ are the most controversial, moving or inspirational examples of religious art. This richly illustrated book explores the various ways that Christ is rendered in art, from Cimabue's Nativity scenes and Fra Angelico's paintings of the Crucifixion to the provocative portraits of Salvador Dalí and Andres Serrano. Author Joseph Lewis French guides the reader...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Dover : Parkstone International, 2012. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 89148 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 15154 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device. (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Art.
Genre: Electronic books.

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