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A guide to Christian art / Diane Apostolos-Cappadona.

By: Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2020Description: 1 online resource (281 pages) : illustrations (black and white, and colour)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9780567685131
  • 0567685136
  • 9780567685148
  • 0567685144
  • 9780567685155
  • 0567685152
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 704.9482 23
LOC classification:
  • BV150 .A665 2020eb
Online resources:
Contents:
Narratives of Jesus Christ and His Mother, Mary, in Christian Art -- Themes
Summary: "A one-volume introduction to and overview of Christian art, from its earliest history to the present day. Diane Apostolos-Cappadona begins by examining how art and Christianity have intersected throughout history, and charts this tumultuous relationship that has yielded some of the greatest outpourings of human creativity. To introduce readers to the way a painting can be read Apostolos-Cappadona begins with an analysis of a painting of the Adoration of the Magi, helping readers to see how they can interpret for themselves the signs, symbols and figures that the book covers. In the more-than 1000 entries that follow Apostolos-Cappadona gives readers an expert overview of all the frequently used symbols and motifs in Christian art as well as the various saints, historical figures, religious events, and biblical scenes most frequently depicted. Readers are introduced to the ways in which religious paintings are often "coded'" such as what a lily means in a picture of Mary, how a goldfinch can be "Christological", or how the presence of an Eagle means it is likely to be a picture of St John. The entries are organized by topic, so that students and beginners can easily find their way to discussion of the themes and motifs they see before them when looking at a painting."-- Provided by publisher.
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Narratives of Jesus Christ and His Mother, Mary, in Christian Art -- Themes

"A one-volume introduction to and overview of Christian art, from its earliest history to the present day. Diane Apostolos-Cappadona begins by examining how art and Christianity have intersected throughout history, and charts this tumultuous relationship that has yielded some of the greatest outpourings of human creativity. To introduce readers to the way a painting can be read Apostolos-Cappadona begins with an analysis of a painting of the Adoration of the Magi, helping readers to see how they can interpret for themselves the signs, symbols and figures that the book covers. In the more-than 1000 entries that follow Apostolos-Cappadona gives readers an expert overview of all the frequently used symbols and motifs in Christian art as well as the various saints, historical figures, religious events, and biblical scenes most frequently depicted. Readers are introduced to the ways in which religious paintings are often "coded'" such as what a lily means in a picture of Mary, how a goldfinch can be "Christological", or how the presence of an Eagle means it is likely to be a picture of St John. The entries are organized by topic, so that students and beginners can easily find their way to discussion of the themes and motifs they see before them when looking at a painting."-- Provided by publisher.

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