Encyclopedia of Themes and Subjects in Painting: by Howard Daniel

By Howard Daniel

The identify of this e-book is self-explanatory as to what hurdles it is going to eliminate in the direction of that comprehension. whilst at the very least we all know the tale we're larger built to understand the image. This novel ebook, a super suggestion the likes of that are certainly really infrequent, is an schooling. opting for many ordinary matters and the tales in the back of them, it additionally presents a good glimpse into the area of mythology and faith mirrored in portray, either one of which overwhelmingly encouraged the masters and rather a lot of the Western arts for the final millennium at the very least.

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I487lgo-i576 (a scene Titian), she turned Callisto into and let loose her dogs. Jupiter saved her by lifting her up into the heavens where she and their son became the constellation known as the Great and Little Bear. a bear Jupiter and Callisto. Francois Boucher, by CALVARY 51 Road to John Calvary, xix, 17 describes on the road to Calvary, or Golgotha the place of a skull - where he was crucified. The other three Evangelists report that Christ was helped by a Jew named Simon who came from Cyrene in North Africa.

Bom The Birth of Castor and Pollux (detail). Copy after Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1319 The Betrothal of St Catherine. Hans Memlinc, Martyrdom of St Catherine. Lucas Cranach c. 1433-1494 the Elder, 1472-1^53 CATHERINE -CECILIA Divine fire beheaded. monly 55 destroyed the wheel. She was then Of her many attributes those com- seen in paintings are the wheel or of it, a sword, a palm - a common symbol in paintings of martyrs - and a scene in which her mystic marriage to the Christ Child is celebrated.

1696-1 yjo Entry into Jerusalem Christ's decision to go to Jerusalem for the Passover marks the beginning of the Gospel Passion narrative. He (Below) Christ entering Jerusalem (detail).

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