Most popular Religious subjects depicted in art books
The most popular Religious subjects depicted in art books currently available. Updated weekly.
Join Sister Wendy on a journey through Lent, and discover the timeless wisdom to be found in some of the world's greatest paintings.
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An indispensable introduction to the evolution of Buddhist imagery from its origins in India through its spread to China, Japan, and South Asia
Contrary to the expectations of 20th-century rationalists, religion has not faded away in the 21st century, but roared back onto the scene with renewed vitality. This book shows how religious themes and images continue to permeate the work of contemporary artists from across the globe.
Striking hand-painted illustrations and enlightening commentary bring this masterpiece to life. Penned from Bunyan's jail cell, The Pilgrim's Progress evocatively depicts a story of struggle, perseverance, and faith. With annotations and art throughout, this edition invites you to discover anew the richness and nuance of this beloved classic.
A presentation in English of the making and meaning of Russian icons. It shows how icons have held a special place in Russian consciousness because they represented idealized images of Holy Russia. It also looks closely at how and why icons were made.
Art and architecture are mirrors of a society. They reflect the state of its values, especially in times of crisis or transition. Upon this premise Paul Zanker builds an interpretation of Augustan art as a visual language that both expressed and furthered the transformation of Roman society during the rule of Augustus Caesar.
A superbly written and tightly argued appraisal of the political and religious ramifications of one of the fundamental topics in the history of art - the artistic encounter with the transcendent.
Based on a collection of Tibetan "thangkas" - scroll paintings portraying a Buddhist philosophy of healing - this volume presents works by a traditional artist using the ancient technique of painting with rich minerals. The Buddhist view of physiology, pathology, diagnosis and cure is illuminated.
But today few people, including regular visitors, truly understand the wealth of meaning in what they find there.How to Read a Church is a fascinating guide for anybody who wants to know more about what they see in a church or cathedral.
Saints and Spectacle explains, for the first time, how the spectacurlar gold ground mosaics of the Middle Byzantine period were likely conceived. Through a recreation of the circumstances of this time, Saints and Spectacle brings the Middle Byzantine church to life as the witness to a compelling and fascinating drama.
`A fully illustrated look at art that engages with a wide range of religious traditions and opens up debate on anything from extremism to environmental ethics' The Times
The Bible contains some of the greatest stories and teachings of all time. It is also the inspiration for some of the greatest pictures ever painted. This book captures some of the Bible's most dramatic scenes and memorable characters, as depicted by artists such as Botticelli, Caravaggio, Durer, Leonardo, Raphael Rembrandt and Van Gogh.
Die Arbeit analysiert die Biografie Joseph Anton Schoepfs in seinen unterschiedlichen Rollen als Professor, Schriftsteller, sozialer Wohltater und Seelsorger, sowie sein wissenschaftliches Schaffen mit Schwerpunkten auf Schoepfs vierbandigem Handbuch des katholischen Kirchenrechts und seinem Reformvorschlag fur das Theologiestudium in OEsterreich.
Companion to the major new BBC documentary series Civilisations, presented by Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Simon Schama The idea of 'civilisation' has always been debated, even fought over. At the heart of those debates lies the big question of how people - from prehistory to the present day - have depicted themselves and others, both human and divine. Distinguished historian Mary Beard explores how art has shaped, and been shaped by, the people who created it. How have we looked at these images? Why have they sometimes been so contentious? Product Information: ISBN: 9781781259993 Author: Mary Beard Publisher: Profile Books Format: Hardback Pages: 240 Dimensions: 23 x 16 x 2.5cm
Building on his previous innovative work in visual and religious studies, David Morgan creates a new framework for understanding how the human mind can be entranced, invigorated, and changed by images.
Catalogues the heritage of images according to type and subject, from the ancient at the Monastery of Saint Catherine in the Sinai to those from Greece, Constantinople, and Russia. This book includes chapters such as role of icons in the Orthodox liturgy and on common iconic subjects, including the fathers and saints of the Eastern Church.
An historical and cultural journey through Buddhist art.
The book will provide an innovative, rich sureby of images of European withcraft, form the sixteenth century to the present day. The entire exhibition will be reproduced in the ctaalogue with enlightening text alongside each image. Themes of the exhibition will be explained.
Documents the remnants of the rich Buddhist cultural heritage of Cambodia after centuries of wars and destruction.
Catalog of exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 10-October 8, 2018.
One of the most important collections of medieval sculpture and metalwork ever assembled, available to the public for the first time
This fascinating history by famed Tibetologist and adventurer Alain Presencer features beautiful reproductions of never-before-seen items from the author's private collection
The most extensive collection of Grey's visionary artwork and life's journey in one volume.
Chiara de Capoa examines the imagery used by Western artists to depict figures from the Old Testament, from the Middle Ages to the 19th and 20th centuries. Among the artists featured are Jan Brueggel the Elder, Rembrandt, Rubens, Gaugin and Chagall.
Rather than presenting a life of Christ in art, this book explores the challenges facing artists when representing Jesus - God who became a man. It traces how the image of Christ that we recognize today evolved over two millennia, from the earliest metaphorical symbols of the Shepherd, the Lamb, and the Vine to the emergence of a 'true likeness'.
Christian images have a long history within the Western art tradition from the devotional works of the Renaissance period, to the interpretations of the 21st century. This book explores the changing nature of the representation of themes and subjects found in Christian art, covering the Eucharist, the crucifixion, the Virgin Mary, and the saints.
Drury looks at religious paintings through the ages and presents them as works filled with passion, stories and meaning. He views the whole picture, its composition, colour, figures, even architecture, examining how they speak to audiences across time and space allowing us to respond at a more imaginative, empathetic level.
Ten years of visionary artwork from a rare artist embraced by critics, spiritual leaders, and the general public during his lifetime.