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The Image of Christ

£4.99

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Rather than presenting a life of Christ in art, this beautiful book explores the challenges facing artists when representing Jesus God who became a man. It traces how the image of Christ that we recognize today evolved over two millennia, from the earliest metaphorical symbols of the Shepherd, the Lamb and the Vine to the emergence of a 'true likeness'. The book elegantly describes how artists have conveyed the paradox of Christ's dual nature - human and divine, weak and powerful - in portrayals of his infancy, and it also shows how images of his suffering convey a cosmic, as well as personal, significance. The moments of Christ's life become, through art, archetypes of all human experience: Christ nursed by the Virgin expresses the feelings of love every mother has for her child; Christ mocked is innocence beset by violence.

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Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0300083653
ISBN-13:
9780300083651
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Yale University Press

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Rather than presenting a life of Christ in art, this beautiful book explores the challenges facing artists when representing Jesus God who became a man. It traces how the image of Christ that we recognize today evolved over two millennia, from the earliest metaphorical symbols of the Shepherd, the Lamb and the Vine to the emergence of a 'true likeness'. The book elegantly describes how artists have conveyed the paradox of Christ's dual nature - human and divine, weak and powerful - in portrayals of his infancy, and it also shows how images of his suffering convey a cosmic, as well as personal, significance. The moments of Christ's life become, through art, archetypes of all human experience: Christ nursed by the Virgin expresses the feelings of love every mother has for her child; Christ mocked is innocence beset by violence.

Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0300083653
ISBN-13:
9780300083651
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Yale University Press

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