Sister Wendy on the Art of Mary

Sister Wendy on the Art of Mary
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 55
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9781616366933
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sister Wendy on the Art of Mary Book Excerpt:

Imagine going on a tour of a world-class art museum with a talented and insightful curator. But instead of just focusing on the history, technique, and cultural significance of each piece, you have the opportunity to reflect on the spiritual aspects of the works, examining their religious significance and concentrating on the transcendental meaning conveyed by the artist. This is what you’ll find in this exquisitely produced book. It features fifteen pieces of art relating to Mary, with an extended reflection on each piece. The commentary is meditative, more reflection on the spiritual nature of the paintings’ subject than art critique. Sister Wendy writes with the deft hand of one who is formed in spirituality, art, and critical thinking. Her imagery is lush, creating a landscape where the sacred and profane live in comfortable coexistence through the medium of painting. For spiritual seekers and lovers of art, this book will offer a unique journey into the experiential nature of a well-rounded faith.

The Art of Christmas

The Art of Christmas
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 57
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Jesus Christ
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Christmas Book Excerpt:

Sister Wendy s Nativity

Sister Wendy s Nativity
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 95
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780829413670
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sister Wendy s Nativity Book Excerpt:

This book illustrates the nativity and Christ's life through timeless art and Sister Wendy's enlightened commentary.

Sister Wendy on Prayer

Sister Wendy on Prayer
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2010-05-12
ISBN: 0307497879
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sister Wendy on Prayer Book Excerpt:

Sister Wendy Beckett, adored and renowned art historian, has spent years in silence and contemplation in her calling as a nun. Her celebrated television specials and books about art have led her many admirers to ask about her own faith and practices. For the first time, in this thoughtful examination of the nature of prayer, she reveals her deeply held beliefs about her religion and her intimate understanding of God. What should I do during prayer? Can prayer really be as simple as a conversation? How do I let God enter my being? Do I need to belong to a religion in order to pray? Sister Wendy answers these and many other common questions, all the while imparting the importance of prayer in our daily lives.

Encounters with God

Encounters with God
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780826441782
Category: Christian art and symbolism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encounters with God Book Excerpt:

In this story of discovery and spiritual adventure, Sister Wendy Beckett travels from England to Rome to Ukraine, and finally to a remote monastery in Sinai, to view the earliest icons of Mary.

The Art of Mary

The Art of Mary
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 57
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9780852313756
Category: Christian art and symbolism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Mary Book Excerpt:

Religious Icons.

Sister Wendy s Book of Meditations

Sister Wendy s Book of Meditations
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Dk Pub
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sister Wendy s Book of Meditations Book Excerpt:

The entertaining public television lecturer and author combines the spiritual energy of art throughout history with four themes--silence, love, joy, and peace--for attaining peaceful meditations and inner peace.

Sister Wendy on the Art of Christmas

Sister Wendy on the Art of Christmas
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 55
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9781616366957
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sister Wendy on the Art of Christmas Book Excerpt:

Imagine going on a tour of a world-class art museum with a talented and insightful curator. But instead of just focusing on the history, technique, and cultural significance of each piece, you have the opportunity to reflect on the spiritual aspects of the works, examining their religious significance and concentrating on the transcendental meaning conveyed by the artist. This is what you’ll find in this exquisitely produced book. It features fifteen pieces of art relating to the topic of Christmas, with an extended reflection on each piece. The commentary is meditative, more reflection on the spiritual nature of the paintings’ subject than art critique. Sister Wendy writes with the deft hand of one who is formed in spirituality, art, and critical thinking. Her imagery is lush, creating a landscape where the sacred and profane live in comfortable coexistence through the medium of painting. For spiritual seekers and lovers of art, this book will offer a unique journey into the experiential nature of a well-rounded faith.

Sister Wendy s 100 Best loved Paintings

Sister Wendy s 100 Best loved Paintings
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2019-09-19
ISBN: 0281083312
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sister Wendy s 100 Best loved Paintings Book Excerpt:

'Sister Wendy’s deep and insightful commentaries are utterly unique. You will want this splendid book for yourself but also to give to others.' Delia Smith Hailed by The New York Times in 1997 as 'the most unlikely and famous art critic in the history of television', Sister Wendy Beckett went on to present numerous TV documentaries and published over thirty popular books on art history and appreciation. Shortly before she died in December 2018, and nearly thirty years on from her first book, Sister Wendy was working with SPCK on an anthology of her all-time favourite paintings. The result is this enthralling collection, which will delight her many fans all over the world while also inspiring a new generation of art lovers as they develop their understanding of the depths and subtleties of some of the world's greatest works of art.

The Story of Painting

The Story of Painting
Author: Wendy Beckett,Patricia Wright
Publsiher: Dk Pub
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780789468055
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of Painting Book Excerpt:

Chronicles the history of eight hundred years of Western painting, from the Byzantine era to post-modernism, highlighting styles, techniques, media, artists, and themes.

Joy Lasts

Joy Lasts
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Getty Publications
Total Pages: 55
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780892368433
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joy Lasts Book Excerpt:

Sister Wendy discusses the religious and spiritual in art through an exploration of fourteen works by artists ranging from Paul Cezanne to El Greco.

The Mystical Now

The Mystical Now
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Universe Pub
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mystical Now Book Excerpt:

Argues that sacred art is not synonymous with art on religious subjects, and analyzes sixty-five twentieth-century works which display the intense and personal commitment characteristic of the sacred

Sister Wendy Contemplates Saint Paul in Art

Sister Wendy Contemplates Saint Paul in Art
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Alba House
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sister Wendy Contemplates Saint Paul in Art Book Excerpt:

16 centuries of Christian art and history are covered by the 40 images of St Paul that Sister Wendy has chosen to lead us into the minds of the artists and the very heart of St Paul.

A Child s Book of Prayer in Art

A Child s Book of Prayer in Art
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Dk Pub
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Child s Book of Prayer in Art Book Excerpt:

Combines well-known religious paintings with explanations of what is happening in each image and how the pictures can be used as a way of "listening" to God and learning simple lessons

Sister Wendy s Bible Treasury

Sister Wendy s Bible Treasury
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-05-04
ISBN: 028106850X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sister Wendy s Bible Treasury Book Excerpt:

The Bible contains some of the greatest stories and teachings of all time. It is also the inspiration for some of the greatest pictures ever painted. Sister Wendy's Bible Treasury captures some of the Bible's most dramatic scenes and memorable characters, as depicted by artists such as Botticelli, Caravaggio, Degas, Duccio, Durer, El Greco, Giotto, Leonardo, Raphael, Rembrandt, Rubens Rublev, Titian and Van Gogh. From the majesty of Genesis to the mystery of Revelation, Sister Wendy invites you to share her delight in the way these painters have interpreted and depicted the Bible over two thousand years.

Sister Wendy s Meditations on the Mysteries of Our Faith

Sister Wendy s Meditations on the Mysteries of Our Faith
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 63
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780764815775
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sister Wendy s Meditations on the Mysteries of Our Faith Book Excerpt:

Using inspirational text and images, art expert Sister Wendy Beckett joins forces with Duccio di Buoninsegna (c. 1255-1319), the first of the Great Italian renaissance painters, to offer a privileged meditation into the story of our salvation in Christ. The mysteries of our faith--darkness and light, falsehood and truth, dying and rising, humanity and divinity--were all very vivid and concrete dimensions of daily life in the Middle Ages. Here, Sister Wendy reminds us that the challenges and consequences of these realities are still with us. "Paperback"

Sister Wendy s Book of Saints

Sister Wendy s Book of Saints
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Dk Pub
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sister Wendy s Book of Saints Book Excerpt:

The popular art historian traces the lives of more than thirty-five beloved saints, illustrated with rarely seen icons and manuscripts from the Vatican

Sister Wendy on the Art of Saints

Sister Wendy on the Art of Saints
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 55
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9781616366971
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sister Wendy on the Art of Saints Book Excerpt:

Imagine going on a tour of a world-class art museum with a talented and insightful curator. But instead of just focusing on the history, technique, and cultural significance of each piece, you have the opportunity to reflect on the spiritual aspects of the works, examining their religious significance and concentrating on the transcendental meaning conveyed by the artist. This is what you’ll find in this exquisitely produced book. Each one features fifteen pieces of art relating to the topic of the saints, with an extended reflection on each piece. The commentary is meditative, more reflection on the spiritual nature of the paintings’ subject than art critique. Sister Wendy writes with the deft hand of one who is formed in spirituality, art, and critical thinking. Her imagery is lush, creating a landscape where the sacred and profane live in comfortable coexistence through the medium of painting. For spiritual seekers and lovers of art, this book will offer a unique journey into the experiential nature of a well-rounded faith.

Spiritual Letters

Spiritual Letters
Author: Sister Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-02-25
ISBN: 1408188414
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spiritual Letters Book Excerpt:

Apart from her celebrity status as 'the art nun', generated by her television programmes, Sister Wendy has been approached throughout her life for counsel on the spiritual life and the life of prayer. Here, for the first time, are collected some of the finest of her responses in the form of letters, kept and treasured by their receipients over the years. Sister Wendy herself has written a charming and very personal autobiographical preface in which she sets these letters in their context. This little book is a treasure trove of wisdom and sound simple advice.

Sister Wendy s 1000 Masterpieces

Sister Wendy s 1000 Masterpieces
Author: Wendy Beckett,Patricia Wright
Publsiher: Dk Pub
Total Pages: 512
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sister Wendy s 1000 Masterpieces Book Excerpt:

The author's personal selections for the one thousand greatest paintings in Western art feature full-color reproductions of each work, information on the artist's style and techniques, and the location where the masterpiece is on display