CHRISTIANITY

Christianity through Art

 

 

The visual arts have always served to project the messages of the great religions. Christianity in particular has inspired artists of highest renown to produce works which both expressed their faith and helped to ‘spread the word’.

By studying the 30 images in this 69 page pdf document, students can become familiar with the historic background within which this religion has evolved.

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LIST OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Part 1 — OLD TESTAMENT BELIEFS
The Creation
Adam and Eve
The Fall from Paradise
The Flood

THE STORY OF JESUS CHRIST
The Annunciation
The Visitation
The Nativity and the Visits of the Shepherds and the Magi
The Flight into Egypt and the childhood of Jesus
John the Baptist
Words and deeds of Jesus; the education of the disciples
His entry into Jerusalem
Jesus in the Temple
Christ’s humility; the Passover; the Agony in the Garden
Interrogation by the High Priest
Pontius Pilate washes his hands
The Crucifixion; the Resurrection;
Christ and Mary Magdalene
The Ascension; the Gospels of the disciples
St. Paul’s Mission

MAP of The Holy Land

Part 2 – TEACHING AND CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Part 3 — LOOKING AT THE IMAGES
The Creation of Adam, Michelangelo Buonarotti
Adam and Eve, Lucas Cranach the Elder
The Creation and the Fall, Bedford Book of Hours
Adam Delving, Stained glass window
Leaving the Ark, Bedford Book of Hours
The Annunciation, Master of the Northern Rhine
The Visitation, Westminster Psalter
The Nativity, Cotton Manuscript
The Adoration of the Shepherds, Georges de la Tour
The Adoration of the Kings, Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Rest on the flight into Egypt, Samuel Palmer
The Virgin and Child with…, Leonardo da Vinci
The Madonna of the Meadow, Giovanni Bellini
Christ in the Carpenter’s Shop, Sir John Everett Millais
The Baptism of Christ, Piero della Francesca
The Raising of Lazarus, Sebastiano del Piombo
Christ among the children, Emil Nolde
The entry of Christ into Jerusalem, Karapet
Christ driving the Traders from the Temple, El Greco
Christ washing the disciples’ feet, Book of Hours
The Sacrament of the Last Supper, Salvador Dali
The Agony in the Garden, Andrea Mantegna
Christ before the High Priest, Gerrit Van Honthorst
Christ Mocked, Hieronymous Bosch
The Crucifixion, ivory diptych
The Women at the Sepulchre, benedictional
‘Noli me Tangere’, Titian
Christ in glory, Graham Sutherland
St. Matthew and St. Mark, miniature from a manuscript
St Paul preaching at Athens, Raphael

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