Saints in Art

Saints in Art
Author: Clara Erskine Clement Waters
Publsiher: Nova Publishers
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781590330371
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saints in Art Book Excerpt:

This superb book, originally published in 1899, has been completely reset for this new edition. Whether it be at the Louvre or a thousand museums, churches or shrines, visitors cannot escape being struck by the presence of the saints in the pictures. But why are they there and what does the presence of this or that saint mean to the viewer? What was the artist attempting to convey? Ms. Clement brings to life both historical and devotional pictures, explaining what the saint's presence brings to the pictures, be it scriptural or legendary. She paints a picture with words which readers find enlightening in the broadest sense. Light is shed on the meaning of the presence of a single saint in a picture versus a group of saints. What was the intention of the artist? To convey charity, benevolence, love of God, piety or certain miracles? In an age when Madison avenue cravens attack our senses with visual commercials on almost everything our eyes fall upon, it is refreshing to read that there are pictures which call for our contemplation and not our money.

Saints in Art

Saints in Art
Author: Rosa Giorgi
Publsiher: Getty Publications
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780892367177
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saints in Art Book Excerpt:

"From Agatha to Zeno, this book presents the images and attributes of more than one hundred saints, those most frequently encountered in sacred art, history and legend, tradition and devotional literature. Lavishly illustrated, this book introduces the saints with their identifying attributes, notes on their lives and martyrdoms, and visual references that make it easy to identify their characters and legends and the forms of worship for each."--BOOK JACKET.

The Saints of Modern Art

The Saints of Modern Art
Author: Charles A. Riley
Publsiher: UPNE
Total Pages: 353
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780874517651
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Saints of Modern Art Book Excerpt:

Asceticism seen as a powerful force in the art and thought of our time.

How to Distinguish the Saints in Art by Their Costumes Symbols and Attributes

How to Distinguish the Saints in Art by Their Costumes  Symbols  and Attributes
Author: Arthur De Bles
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 168
Release: 1925
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Christian art and symbolism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Warrior Saints in Byzantine Art and Tradition

The Warrior Saints in Byzantine Art and Tradition
Author: Christopher Walter
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN: 1351880519
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Warrior Saints in Byzantine Art and Tradition Book Excerpt:

Christopher Walter's study of the cult and iconography of Byzantine warrior saints - George, Demetrius, the two Theodores, and dozens more - is at once encyclopaedic and interpretative, and the first comprehensive study of the subject. The author delineates their origins and development as a distinctive category of saint, showing that in its definitive form this coincides with the apogee of the Byzantine empire in the 10th-11th centuries. He establishes a repertory, particularly of their commemorations in synaxaries and their representations in art, and describes their iconographical types and the functions ascribed to them once enrolled in the celestial army: support for the terrestrial army in its offensive campaigns, and a new protective role when the Byzantine Empire passed to the defensive. The survey highlights the lack of historicity among the Byzantines in their approach to the lives of these saints and their terrestrial careers. An epilogue briefly treats the analogous traditions in the cultures of neighbouring peoples. Walter draws attention to the development of an echelon of military saints, notably in church decoration, which provides the surest basis for defining their specificity; also to the way in which they were depicted, generally young, handsome and robust, and frequently 'twinned' in pairs, so calling attention to the importance of camaraderie among soldiers. At the same time, this work opens a new perspective on the military history of the Byzantine Empire. Its ideology of war consistently followed that of the Israelites; protected and favoured by divine intervention, there was no occasion to discuss the morality of a 'just war'. Consequently, when considering Byzantine methods of warfare, due attention should be given to the important role which they attributed to celestial help in their military campaigns.

Everyday Saints and the Art of Narrative in the South English Legendary

Everyday Saints and the Art of Narrative in the South English Legendary
Author: Anne B. Thompson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN: 1351938088
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyday Saints and the Art of Narrative in the South English Legendary Book Excerpt:

Anne Thompson here gives the fullest account and explanation to date of the diversity of the more than sixty manuscripts of the South English Legendary, a late thirteenth-century collection of lively verse lives of saints, in a southern English dialect. The importance of the SEL to hagiographic and cultural studies has been increasingly acknowledged in recent years. Without denying the legendaries’ religious purpose, this book looks at the way SEL narratives reflect and address the complex, interwined tapestry”political, social, religious”of Edward I’s England, while retaining a strong emphasis on the craft of story-telling. Thompson shows the SEL to be a fresh and exciting early example of popular vernacular literature. Firmly grounded in rural and small town life of the 1270s to 1290s in the west of England, it is uniquely significant for any understanding of that culture.

Saints and Sinners in the Sky Astronomy Religion and Art in Western Culture

Saints and Sinners in the Sky  Astronomy  Religion and Art in Western Culture
Author: Michael Mendillo
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2022-04-04
ISBN: 3030842703
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saints and Sinners in the Sky Astronomy Religion and Art in Western Culture Book Excerpt:

In this book, Boston University Professor of Astronomy Michael Mendillo takes readers deep into the annals of history, showing how visual depictions of the heavens evolved in tandem with science and religion throughout much of Western culture. With unprecedented scope and scale, Professor Mendillo explores how cave art, illuminated manuscripts, sculptures, paintings and architecture reflected some of the great religious and secular battles taking place over the course of centuries. Enter a world of biblical proportions, where constellations of ancient heroes and pagans were thoroughly recast as Christian saints and the Twelve Apostles. This nontechnical narrative brings vitality and accessibility to some of the most enduring subjects in human history, offering a lively new exploration of the visual connections between celestial phenomena and artistic expression. “Ever wonder how religion and art became forces of imagination on our night skies? Or how the night skies became forces of imagination on our religion and art? In this brilliant study of constellations and culture, Michael Mendillo, professor of astronomy at Boston University, reveals that the canopy of stars has been an ideologically contested space from the beginning, ensuring that the next time you look up, the sky will look completely different to you.”- Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director, Hayden Planetarium, American Museum of Natural History "Saints and Sinners impressionistically reveals the connections of art, astronomy, and religion in Western culture to illuminate the age-old quest for celestial-terrestrial connections.” - Roberta J.M. Olson, author of Giotto’s Portrait of Halley’s Comet and Cosmos: The Art and Science of the Universe “Professor Mendillo’s book does a priceless service, opening the doors of our minds to images that will stir us, because the heavens are part of us, and we all long to know how and why.” - Rev. David R. Thom, MIT Chaplain and Convener of the Cambridge Faculty Roundtable on Science, Art & Religion "Over a lifetime devoted to astronomical research and teaching, Michael Mendillo has indulged a parallel passion for artistic representations of the heavenly bodies. In this sumptuous volume, he explores the projection of our changing belief systems onto the constant stars.” - Dava Sobel, author of Longitude, Galileo’s Daughter and The Glass Universe

Art Information and the Internet

Art Information and the Internet
Author: Lois Swan Jones
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2013-12-16
ISBN: 1135933456
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art Information and the Internet Book Excerpt:

In the first book of its kind, art information expert Lois Swan Jones discusses how to locate visual and textual information on the Internet and how to evaluate and supplement that information with material from other formats--print sources, CD-ROMS, documentary videos, and microfiche sets--to produce excellent research results. The book is divided into three sections: Basic Information Formats; Types of Websites and How to Find Them; and How to Use Web Information. Jones discusses the strengths and limitations of Websites; scholarly and basic information resources are noted; and search strategies for finding pertinent Websites are included. Art Information and the Internet also discusses research methodology for studying art-historical styles, artists working in various media, individual works of art, and non-Western cultures--as well as art education, writing about art, problems of copyright, and issues concerning the buying and selling of art. This title will be periodically updated.

Finding Saint Francis in Literature and Art

Finding Saint Francis in Literature and Art
Author: C. Ho,B. Mulvaney,John K. Downey
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2009-08-03
ISBN: 0230623735
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding Saint Francis in Literature and Art Book Excerpt:

Contributors demonstrate how the tools of various intellectual disciplines can be used to examine what we now know about the story of Saint Francis in his own era and how that story has been appropriated in our period.

Saint James the Greater in History Art and Culture

Saint James the Greater in History  Art and Culture
Author: William Farina
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2018-03-12
ISBN: 1476669171
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saint James the Greater in History Art and Culture Book Excerpt:

Among the 12 disciples of Jesus, perhaps none has inspired more magnificent art—as well as political upheaval—than Saint James the Greater. Portrayed in the New Testament as part of Jesus’ inner circle, he was the first apostle to be martyred. Eight centuries later, Saint James, or Santiago, become the de facto patron saint of Spain, believed to be a supernatural warrior who led the victorious Christian armies during the Iberian Reconquista. After 1492, the Santiago cult found its way to the New World, where it continued to exert influence. Today, he remains the patron saint of pilgrims to the shrine of Santiago de Compostela. His legacy has bequeathed a magnificent tradition of Western art over nearly two millennia.

Augustus Saint Gaudens in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Augustus Saint Gaudens in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Thayer Tolles
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0300151888
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Augustus Saint Gaudens in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Book Excerpt:

This book recounts the engaging story of a French-Irish immigrant who became the greatest American sculptor of his day. During his lifetime Saint-Gaudens (1848–1907) both contributed to exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum and served as an advisor to its staff. After his death the Museum continued steadily to acquire his sculptures. Today it owns 45 of the sculptor’s works, ranging from delicate cameos and medals to innovative painterly bas-reliefs to stirring statuettes and portrait busts after Civil War monuments for East Coast cities. Thayer Tolles appraises Saint-Gaudens’s groundbreaking position in the history of late 19th-century American sculpture and the Aesthetic Movement, and she also addresses his role in advancing American art on the international stage.

The Saints in Art

The Saints in Art
Author: Margaret Emma Tabor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Christian saints in art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings
Author: Library of Congress
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Art of The Saint John s Bible

The Art of The Saint John s Bible
Author: Susan Sink
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2013-09-20
ISBN: 0814691943
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of The Saint John s Bible Book Excerpt:

From the time that pages of The Saint John's Bible began touring in major exhibitions nearly a decade ago, people have been moved, captivated, and inspired by this stunning work of modern sacred art. But they often have questions about the illuminations that are scattered throughout the Bible, especially as they first become familiar with it. Why was a certain Scripture passage chosen for illumination rather than another? What materials and source imagery are behind the illuminations? The Art of The Saint John's Bible provides answers to these important questions and many others. Initially published in a series of three volumes, each book has now been revised by the author and included together in this helpful single volume. SinceThe Saint John's Bible is now complete, Susan Sink makes connections between recurring images and motifs throughout the work and reflects on the images with a view to the whole. Her book promises to intensify and expand the experience of all who come in contact with The Saint John's Bible.

Lives and Legends of the Saints

Lives and Legends of the Saints
Author: Carole Armstrong
Publsiher: Frances Lincoln Limited
Total Pages: 45
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780711209763
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lives and Legends of the Saints Book Excerpt:

Explore the lives and legends of over 20 saints celebrated by some of the world's greatest artists in their sempiternal grace.Here Joan of Arc, Francis, and Christopher take their places alongside Mary Magdalen, George, John the Baptist, Paul, and a number of other great saints, whose rich spiritual symbolism is explained in simple terms.An index of paintings and a calendar of feast-days help provide an inspiring introduction to these heroic personalities.

Saints Signs and Symbols

Saints  Signs  and Symbols
Author: Hilarie Cornwell,James Cornwell
Publsiher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009-07-01
ISBN: 081922345X
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saints Signs and Symbols Book Excerpt:

The arts.

The Saints in Christian Art

The Saints in Christian Art
Author: N. D'Anvers,Nancy Bell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1901
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Saints Three Reasons for Paintings in Churches

The Saints  Three Reasons for Paintings in Churches
Author: Creighton Gilbert
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 29
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aesthetics, Medieval
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Saints Three Reasons for Paintings in Churches Book Excerpt:

Scholarly essay describibg containing some original Latin texts with accompanying English translations

Saints

Saints
Author: Rosa Giorgi
Publsiher: Harry N. Abrams
Total Pages: 780
Release: 2006-09-01
ISBN: 9780810954991
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saints Book Excerpt:

Portrays more than 375 Catholic saints, arranged by the days of the year on which each is honored. The images range from world-famous works of art by such masters as Caravaggio, Rubens, Velazquez, and El Greco to more modern and lesser-known depictions. Author Giorgi has chosen up to three saints for each day of the year and has composed a brief accompanying description of each, including etymology of names, historical background, and patronage. Encompassing angels and abbots, mystics and martyrs, priests and prophets, virgins and visionaries, the portraits in these pages will inspire Catholics and fascinate scholars and art historians.--From publisher description.

The Technology of Salvation and the Art of Geertgen tot Sint Jans

The Technology of Salvation and the Art of Geertgen tot Sint Jans
Author: JohnR. Decker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351540076
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Technology of Salvation and the Art of Geertgen tot Sint Jans Book Excerpt:

Investigating the complex interactions between devotional imagery and Church doctrine in the Low Countries during the fifteenth century, this book demonstrates how the pictorial arts intersected with popular religious practice. The author reconstructs the conceptual frameworks underlying the use and production of religious art in this period and provides a more nuanced understanding of the use of images in the process of soul formation. This study delves into the complexity of the early modern system of personal justification and argues that religious images and objects were part of a larger 'Technology of Salvation.' In order to make these connections clearer, the author analyzes selected works by Geertgen tot Sint Jans (Little Gerard at St. John's) and shows how they functioned within their larger social and historical milieu.