Jesus in Art and Literature

Jesus in Art and Literature

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A richly illustrated visual biography of Jesus, through the finest masterpieces in the history of art and literature

Throughout history, Jesus of Nazareth has unquestionably been the most inspirational subject of great works of art and literature. His life and message have strongly permeated Western art of all periods, influencing giants such as Fra Angelico, Picasso, Oscar Wilde, and Edgar Allan Poe.

In this richly illustrated book, Pierre-Marie Dumont has chosen nearly one hundred eclectic iconographic works of art, analyzing and comparing them to passages from the Bible and excerpts from great literary texts. It offers the reader an extraordinary variety of aesthetic interpretations of the life of Jesus and his teaching, from early Christian to modern art. Through works as diverse as The Hand of God by Auguste Rodin, The Resurrection of Lazarus by Rembrandt, and the “Hidden God” by Blaise Pascal, Mr. Dumont highlights the evocative power of the figure of Jesus, who for Christians is the “Christ of God.”

ISBN: 9781639670062

Published Date: November 22, 2022

Publisher: Abrams

Language: English

Page Count: 288

Size: 11.45" l x 9.68" w x 1.20" h