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Jesus Now: Art + Pop Culture

Jesus Now: Art + Pop Culture

by Laetitia Barbier


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Jesus portrayed in contemporary art, graphic design, advertising and pop culture. See Jesus in South Park, Jesus as an American superhero, a comic book character or a Japanese manga. The star of new pop art, Jesus, doesn’t fail to entertain.

For thousands of years, the Jesus‘ life was the main inspiration for all the occidental artists. Then, with the repression of the religious sphere and the advent of democracies since the 19th century, the art left behind the sacred
to become modern, impressionist, cubist, revolutionary, Dadaist...

However, if Jesus is not the essential subject anymore, he is still highly present in the contemporary iconographic history. If he remains a guide and an example for millions of believers, he has also become a cultural icon, which has been reinterpreted or claimed by everyone.

Here is Jesus’ Premiere in contemporary art, graphic design and pop culture. Jesus in advertising. Jesus in South Park. Jesus in street art. Jesus as an American superhero comic book character or in Japanese manga. Jesus, star of a new pop art. Jesus, superstar of fancy art galleries...

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9782374950068
Publisher: Cernunnos
Publication date: 03/16/2021
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 539,133
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

French-born Laetitia Barbier is an independent scholar and curator, as well as a professional tarot reader and teacher. She earned a bachelor’s degree in art history at the Sorbonne in Paris. Barbier has worked with Morbid Anatomy as the programming director and head librarian since 2012. Her work has been featured in Atlas Obscura, Vice, and in Death: A Graveside Companion.

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