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Understanding Early Christian Art

Understanding Early Christian Art
Author : Robin Margaret Jensen
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2013-04-15
Category : History
Total pages :240
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Understanding Early Christian Art is designed for students of both religion and of art history. It makes the critical tools of art historians accessible to students of religion, to help them understand better the visual representations of Christianity. It will also aid art historians in comprehending the complex theology, history and context of Christian art. This interdisciplinary and boundary-breaking approach will enable students in several fields to further their understanding and knowledge of the art of the early Christian era. Understanding Early Christian Art contains over fifty images with parallel text.

Understanding Early Christian Art

Understanding Early Christian Art
Author : Robin Margaret Jensen
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2013-04-15
Category : History
Total pages :240
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Understanding Early Christian Art is designed for students of both religion and of art history. It makes the critical tools of art historians accessible to students of religion, to help them understand better the visual representations of Christianity. It will also aid art historians in comprehending the complex theology, history and context of Christian art. This interdisciplinary and boundary-breaking approach will enable students in several fields to further their understanding and knowledge of the art of the early Christian era. Understanding Early Christian Art contains over fifty images with parallel text.

Understanding Early Christian Art

Understanding Early Christian Art
Author : Robin Margaret Jensen
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release Date : 2000
Category : Art
Total pages :221
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Understanding Early Christian Art is designed for students of both religion and of art history. It makes the critical tools of art historians accessible to students of religion, to help them understand better the visual representations of Christianity. It will also aid art historians in comprehending the complex theology, history and context of Christian art. This interdisciplinary and boundary-breaking approach will enable students in several fields to further their understanding and knowledge of the art of the early Christian era. Understanding Early Christian Art contains over fifty images with parallel text.

The Routledge Handbook of Early Christian Art

The Routledge Handbook of Early Christian Art
Author : Robin M. Jensen,Mark D. Ellison
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2018-05-20
Category : History
Total pages :398
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The Routledge Handbook of Early Christian Art surveys a broad spectrum of Christian art produced from the late second to the sixth centuries. The first part of the book opens with a general survey of the subject and then presents fifteen essays that discuss specific media of visual art—catacomb paintings, sculpture, mosaics, gold glass, gems, reliquaries, ceramics, icons, ivories, textiles, silver, and illuminated manuscripts. Each is written by a noted expert in the field. The second part of the book takes up themes relevant to the study of early Christian art. These seven chapters consider the ritual practices in decorated spaces, the emergence of images of Christ’s Passion and miracles, the functions of Christian secular portraits, the exemplary mosaics of Ravenna, the early modern history of Christian art and archaeology studies, and further reflection on this field called “early Christian art.” Each of the volume’s chapters includes photographs of many of the objects discussed, plus bibliographic notes and recommendations for further reading. The result is an invaluable introduction to and appraisal of the art that developed out of the spread of Christianity through the late antique world. Undergraduate and graduate students of late classical, early Christian, and Byzantine culture, religion, or art will find it an accessible and insightful orientation to the field. Additionally, professional academics, archivists, and curators working in these areas will also find it valuable as a resource for their own research, as well as a textbook or reference work for their students.

Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity

Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity
Author : Robin M. Jensen
Publisher : Baker Books
Release Date : 2012-06-01
Category : Religion
Total pages :256
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What can we learn from early Christian imagery about the theological meaning of baptism? Robin Jensen, a leading scholar of early Christian art and worship, examines multiple dimensions of the early Christian baptismal rite. She explores five models for understanding baptism--as cleansing from sin, sickness, and Satan; as incorporation into the community; as sanctifying and illuminative; as death and regeneration; and as the beginning of the new creation--showing how visual images, poetic language, architectural space, and symbolic actions signify and convey the theological meaning of this ritual practice. Considering image and action together, Jensen offers a holistic and integrated understanding of the power of baptism. The book is illustrated with photos.

Early Christian Art and Architecture

Early Christian Art and Architecture
Author : Guntram Koch
Publisher : Scm Press
Release Date : 1996
Category : Architecture
Total pages :184
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The early Christian period, especially the time between the third and sixth centuries, is one of the most fascinating in church history. The Christianity which developed into a state church in the Roman empire during the fourth century gave new content to traditional Graeco-Roman art and adapted it to changed needs. Different forms of churches, monasteries and baptisms came into being, as did Christian art in paintings, mosaics and sculptures; biblical manuscripts were illustrated and liturgical furnishings and vessels were given new form. Here for the first time in a single volume is an account of architecture sacred and profane, funerary art in catacombs and tombs and especially sarcophagi, the graphic arts and the various forms of art in miniature. The text is illustrated with numerous line drawings and photographs, including ground plans and elevations of churches, actual and conjectural, and there are full descriptions of the art and architecture discussed against its social and historical background. In addition there are full bibliographies and details of the most important collections of Christian art. This will prove not only an invaluable work for art historians but also a guide for those travelling in the Mediterranean area and an indication of the riches of the first centuries of the church. Guntram Koch is Professor of Christian Archaeology and the History of Byzantine Art in the University of Marburg.

The Art of Empire

The Art of Empire
Author : Lee M. Jefferson,Robin M. Jensen
Publisher : Fortress Press
Release Date : 2015-10-01
Category : Religion
Total pages :368
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In recent years, art historians such as Johannes Deckers (Picturing the Bible, 2009) have argued for a significant transition in fourth- and fifth-century images of Jesus following the conversion of Constantine. Broadly speaking, they perceive the image of a peaceful, benevolent shepherd transformed into a powerful, enthroned Jesus, mimicking and mirroring the dominance and authority of the emperor. The powers of church and state are thus conveniently synthesized in such a potent image. This deeply rooted position assumes that ante-pacem images of Jesus were uniformly humble while post-Constantinian images exuded the grandeur of power and glory. The Art of Empire contends that the art and imagery of Late Antiquity merits a more nuanced understanding of the context of the imperial period before and after Constantine. The chapters in this collection each treat an aspect of the relationship between early Christian art and the rituals, practices, or imagery of the Empire, and offer a new and fresh perspective on the development of Christian art in its imperial background.

Early Christian Art and Architecture

Early Christian Art and Architecture
Author : Robert Milburn,Robert Leslie Pollington Milburn
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release Date : 1988-01-01
Category : Art
Total pages :318
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Early Christian Art

Early Christian Art
Author : André Grabar
Publisher : New York Osyssey P
Release Date : 1969
Category : Art, Early Christian
Total pages :325
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The beginnings of any historical movement are bound to be mysterious. So it is with Christianity, and so it is with Christian art. Into the ordered world of late classicism came the arresting voice and disturbing gaze of men "heavy with conscience" for whom art was only a medium for higher truth. André Grabar traces the emergence of this art from its pagan background and shows the social and spiritual forces that governed its growth. "Early Christian Art" covers a vast area (from Spain to Syria) and a vast theme (since content and meaning are inseparable from expression). Chapters are devoted to painting and sculpture during the persecutions, to the great Roman basilicas and Old St. Peter's, to the mosaics of Saint Costanza and to the haunting and still too little known sarcophaguses of the 4th century. The book also includes a section of ancient texts relating to art, a chronological table and a glossary-index, and the whole work is the fruition of a great scholar's life-work. -- From publisher's description.

Picturing the Bible

Picturing the Bible
Author : Jeffrey Spier,Kimbell Art Museum,Kimbell art museum (Fort Worth, Tex.).
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release Date : 2007
Category : Art
Total pages :309
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Published on the occasion of the exhibition organized by the Kimbell Art Museum and shown there November 18, 2007 - March 30, 2008.

Living Water: Images, Symbols, and Settings of Early Christian Baptism

Living Water: Images, Symbols, and Settings of Early Christian Baptism
Author : Robin Jensen
Publisher : BRILL
Release Date : 2010-11-19
Category : Religion
Total pages :305
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An interdisciplinary study of the practice and purpose of early Christian baptism as it is depicted in pictorial art and as it was practiced in-built structures, this book integrates physical remains with literary evidence for the early Christian initiation rite.

The Apostles in Early Christian Art and Poetry

The Apostles in Early Christian Art and Poetry
Author : Roald Dijkstra
Publisher : BRILL
Release Date : 2016-01-18
Category : Religion
Total pages :568
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In The Apostles in Early Christian Art and Poetry the relation between visual and poetic images of Christ’s closest followers is discussed from the time of the first Christian figural images and poetry till the political end of the undivided Roman Empire (250-400).

Early Christian Art

Early Christian Art
Author : Eduard Syndicus
Publisher : London, Burns
Release Date : 1962
Category : Art, Medieval
Total pages :188
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Outlines the history of Christian art from its beginning through the first six centuries of its development. It actually began with drawings on tombstones and in burial vaults. A study of such drawings clearly shows the gradual change in attitude brought about by Christianity: the first drawings portrayed everyday scenes in life but, as Christian teachings spread, the art began to depict man's thoughts of death and resurrection. The author presents a detailed discussion of the basilica, the martyrium, the early images of Christ, and the logos on the cross. He compares the various forms of early Christian architecture, and outlines the changing art of the period of migrations. A discussion of Carolingian art rounds out this definitive work.

Face to Face

Face to Face
Author : Robin Margaret Jensen
Publisher : Fortress Press
Release Date : 2021
Category : Religion
Total pages :234
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Examining how God and eventually Christ are portrayed in early Christian art, Jensen explores questions of the relationship between art and theology, conflicts over idolatry and iconography, and how the Christological controversies affected the portrayals of Christ. Since much of this art comes from ancient Rome, she places her analysis in the context of the history of Roman portraiture. One hundred photographs enhance the discussion.

Christ the Miracle Worker in Early Christian Art

Christ the Miracle Worker in Early Christian Art
Author : Lee M. Jefferson
Publisher : Fortress Press
Release Date : 2014-01-01
Category : Religion
Total pages :176
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Artistic representations were of significant value to early Christian communities. In Christ the Miracle Worker in Early Christian Art, Lee Jefferson argues that images provided visual representations of vital religious and theological truths crucial to the faithful and projected concepts beyond the limitations of the written and spoken word. Images of Christ performing miracles or healings functioned as advertisements for Christianity and illustrated the nature of Christ. Using these images of Christ, Jefferson examines the power of art, its role in fostering devotion, and the deep connection between art and its elucidation of pivotal theological claims.