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The Face of Jesus

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The most iconic face in art over the past 2,000 years has been that of Jesus. As the central figure in Christianity, he has been a source of comfort and support to followers around the world. In The Face of Jesus, art historian Edward Lucie-Smith traces Jesus’s life through famous works of art, both ancient and modern, by such artists as Piero della Francesca, Leonardo da Vinci, El Greco, Rembrandt, Georges Rouault, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Covering Jesus’s life from birth to crucifixion, and finally to ...

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Overview

The most iconic face in art over the past 2,000 years has been that of Jesus. As the central figure in Christianity, he has been a source of comfort and support to followers around the world. In The Face of Jesus, art historian Edward Lucie-Smith traces Jesus’s life through famous works of art, both ancient and modern, by such artists as Piero della Francesca, Leonardo da Vinci, El Greco, Rembrandt, Georges Rouault, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Covering Jesus’s life from birth to crucifixion, and finally to resurrection, The Face of Jesus is a beautiful collection of more than 300 images gathered in an accessible and intimate format.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781419700804
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 933,774
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward Lucie-Smith is a well-known author, art critic, and historian. Lucie-Smith has written many books, including The Glory of Angels, Movements in Art Since 1945, Visual Arts in the 20th Century, The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Art Terms, and Art Today. He has acted as curator for numerous exhibits and lectures internationally. He contributes regularly to ArtReview magazine. He lives in London.

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  • Posted January 30, 2013

    Outstanding! The story of Jesus' life told in words and beautif

    Outstanding! The story of Jesus' life told in words and beautiful artistic representations throughout the ages. Highly recommend this wonderful title as we move into the Lenten Season.

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