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As one of the unavoidable realities of human existence, death is also one of the oldest and most common themes in the history of art. From Egyptian tomb paintings and battle scenes on Greek vases by anonymous artists, to depictions of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus by the great Renaissance masters, to contemporary encounters with these subjects by such artists as Damien Hirst and Andres Serrano, the contents of this book highlight three thousand years of the iconography of death and resurrection. While focusing on the Western artistic tradition, the book also includes many artworks from Asia, Africa, and Oceania.

De Pascale explores depictions of these two subjects thematically, through chapters on violent death, ceremonial tributes to the departed, allegorical depictions of death, and the journey to the afterlife. The book concludes with an examination of symbolic representations of the victory of life over death.

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Book News Annotation:

Italian art critic and historian Pascale explores the iconography of death and of resurrection and rebirth in visual art through the ages, mostly in Western history, but with some examples from African, Asian, and Oceanic art. Each page reproduces a painting in color, with commentary almost like bubbles in a comic indicating where within the painting the feature is that he is explaining. His sections cover violent death, widespread and recurring sacred and profane iconographies, the conflict between love and death, portrayals of death itself, the cult of the dead and works created by survivors to commemorate the dead, the journey to the afterlife and life after death, and the victory of life over death. Moret e resurrezione was published in 2007 by Mondadori Electa S.p.A., Milan, Italy. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

De Pascale explores depictions of death and resurrection thematically, through chapters on violent death, ceremonial tributes to the departed, allegorical depictions of death, and the journey to the afterlife. The book concludes with an examination of symbolic representations of the victory of life over death.

About the Author

Enrico de Pascale is an art critic and art historian who has collaborated on numerous exhibitions with American and Italian museums. He is a coauthor of Baschenis e la natura morta in Europa (Skira, 1996).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892369478
Author:
De Pascale, Enrico
Publisher:
Getty Publications
Author:
Enrico De Pascale
Author:
null, Enrico
Author:
De, Enrico
Subject:
Death in art
Subject:
Resurrection in art
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - General
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Psychology, Social.
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Guide to Imagery
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
400 color illustrations
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.25 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Art Business Guides
Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
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Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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