Picturing the Bible: The Earliest Christian Art
The fascinating story of how the earliest Christians first gave visual expression to their religious beliefs
Leading experts explore topics ranging from Jewish art in the Greco-Roman period and the influence of Constantine, to the development of church decoration and the meaning of illustrated Bibles. Throughout we see the distinctive pictorial selection of Early Christians, who at first depicted Old Testament figures--Abraham and Isaac, Jonah, and Daniel--and did not invent new images until over a century later. The special meanings attached to old images and new ones like the fish, anchor, and Good Shepherd all come to life in these pages.
The essays are complemented by extensive new archaeological research on a range of more than one hundred objects, drawn from major museums of America and Europe. Frescoes, marble sculpture and sarcophagi, silver vessels and reliquaries, carved ivories, decorated crosses, and illuminated Bibles are illustrated in new color photographs, allowing the reader an unprecedented encounter with Early Christian art.
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Heralded as the first major exhibition of third- to-sixth century Christian art since the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Age of Spirituality (1977), this show on display exclusively at the Kimbell Art ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله