Christ in Art
written by Joseph Lewis French
Parkstone Press | ISBN 9781844848096
Hardback – 256 pages
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The figure of Christ has fascinated artists. His likeness appears in frescoes on the walls of Roman catacombs, in the stained glass windows of Gothic churches and in various forms in today's pop culture. The Biblical Saviour is not a static, immaterial deity: Christ's mortal birth, unusual life and dramatic death make him an accessible subject for religious and secular artists alike. This richly illustrated book explores the various ways that Christ is rendered in art, from Cimabue's Nativity scenes and Fra Angelico's paintings of the Crucifixion to provocative representations by Salvador Dali and Andres Serrano.