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Old Testament Figures in Art (Guide to Imagery)

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Publisher Comments:

Throughout the Middle Ages, sacred Christian art had two objectives: to express veneration for God and to provide illustrative lessons on the Christian faith to a largely illiterate population. Continuing in the spirit of the other books in this series, Old Testament Figures in Art compiles entries on key figures and events in the Old Testament, beginning with the Pentateuch, then drawing from the historical books, the books of wisdom and poetry, and, finally, the prophetic books.

The vivid illustrations depict Old Testament scenes that occur most frequently as iconographic prototypes in Western art. Among the masterpieces featured are The Entry of the Animals into Noah's Ark by Jan Brueghel the Elder, The Sacrifice of Isaac by Rembrandt, Samson and Delilah by Peter Paul Rubens, Jacob Wrestling with the Angel by Paul Gauguin, and Isaac Receiving Rebekah as His Wife by Marc Chagall.

The accompanying texts illuminate the unique ways in which Old Testament subjects have been portrayed in Western art throughout the ages. To complement the many scriptural references, this handy volume also offers comparisons with other cultures whose stories or myths parallel those represented in the book.

Synopsis:

Compiles entries on key figures and events in the Old Testament as portrayed in Western art.

About the Author

Chiara de Capoa is an art historian specializing in medieval art at the Libera Universit

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892367450
Editor:
Zuffi, Stefano
Translator:
Hartmann, Thomas Michael
Translator:
Hartmann, Thomas Michael
Editor:
Zuffi, Stefano
Author:
null, Thomas Michael
Author:
Zuffi, Stefano
Author:
null, Stefano
Author:
Hartmann, Thomas Michael
Author:
de, Chiara
Author:
de Capoa , Chiara
Author:
null, Chiara
Author:
Chiara de Capoa
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Los Angeles
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Christian art and symbolism
Subject:
Techniques - Painting
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Religious
Subject:
Architecture | Religious Art
Subject:
Art and Architecture | Religious Art
Subject:
Art & Architecture | Religious Art
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Guide to Imagery Series
Series Volume:
working paper 9788
Publication Date:
20040429
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
400
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.25 in

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