The Passion in Art / Edition 1

The Passion in Art / Edition 1

by Richard Harries
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0754650103

ISBN-13: 9780754650102

Pub. Date: 12/30/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Harries, Bishop of Oxford, surveys the Crucifixion of Christ from its earliest depiction in Christian art to the present, exploring how the art in each age reflected the Christian understanding at the time. In order to keep his account focused, he does not deal with any part of the Passion cycle except the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. He describes one image from

Overview

Harries, Bishop of Oxford, surveys the Crucifixion of Christ from its earliest depiction in Christian art to the present, exploring how the art in each age reflected the Christian understanding at the time. In order to keep his account focused, he does not deal with any part of the Passion cycle except the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. He describes one image from each century, beginning with the second, except that he considers several from the 20th century. Among the stages of his journey are a sixth-century Gospel book, a Byzantine mosaic, an Ottonian crucifix of the 10th century, a 13th-century illuminated Gospel, and Marc Chagall's The White Crucifixion. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754650102
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/30/2004
Series:
Ashgate Studies in Theology, Imagination and the Arts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Symbols in the Catacombs - 2nd and 3rd centuries; The victory of the Passion - a 4th-century sarcophagus; The first depiction of Christ on the cross - a 5th-century ivory; Women discover the empty tomb - a 6th-century mosaic; Christ in a long tunic - a 6th-century Gospel book; On the edges of empire - signs in stone from the 7th century; Christ dead on the cross - an 11th-century mosaic; Doubting Thomas - a Byzantine mosaic; The Anastasis - an 11th-century mosaic; Classical and cosmic - a Carolingian bookcover of the Crucifixion from the 9th century; A sense of the poignant - an Ottonian crucifix of the 10th century; Christ reigns from the cross as Priest and King - a Romanesque carving of the 11th century; On the road to Emmaus - a romanesque relief of the 12th century; The Chairete - a Venetian mosaic of the 12th century; The influence of the Theologians - a 13th-century illuminated Gospel; The Sublime Cimabue (1240-1302); Noli Me Tangere - Giotto's masterpiece of the early 14th century; A lily crucifix of the late 14th Century; The Anastasis - a 14th-century fresco; The Man of Sorrows (c.1490); Christ rises from the grave - Piero della Francesca's humanist vision of the 15th century; Extreme agony - The Isenheim altarpiece; The Supper at Emmaus by Caravaggio in the 17th century; Jesus alone - Rembrandt; Caspar David Friedrich and the Cross in Landscape; The White Crucifixion - Marc Chagall; Christ on the Cross - Georges Rouault; The Crucifixion - Stanley Spencer; The Noli Me Tangere - Graham Sutherland; The Supper at Emmaus - Ceri Richards; 'A sword shall pierce through thy own soul' - Crucifixion by Helen Meyer; Menorah - Roger Wagner; The Incredulity of Thomas - Nicholas Mynheer; Notes; Index.

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