Saints in Art by Rosa Giorgi
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Saints in Art
By Rosa Giorgi

Saints in Art

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Saints in Art by Rosa Giorgi

Book Description

Christian saints have been the objects of reverence and fascination throughout the past two millennia. Their likenesses, heroic acts, prayerful lives, and stories of martyrdom have been portrayed frequently in art of diverse media. Without familiarity with the saints and their images and symbols, viewers of art may find it challenging to identify, for example, which saint is represented as a monk with an axe through his head, or a beautiful girl holding a wheel, or a woman carrying her eyes on a plate. From Agatha to Zeno, Francis of Assisi to Mary Magdalene, this is a presentation of the characteristic features of more than 100 saints often encountered in sacred Western art. Each saint is introduced by a practical list of his or her unique attributes. Entries also include notes on the saints' lives and martyrdom and a series of visual references to help the reader recognize these exemplary figures, their histories, and their special devotions. This resource is illustrated with a collection of masterpieces.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780892367177
ISBN-10: 0892367172
Format: Paperback
(195mm x 135mm x 27mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: J. Paul Getty Museum
Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
Publish Date: 1-May-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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This generously illustrated volume on the work of Diego Velazquez makes the world's greatest art accessible to readers of every level of appreciation.

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The seventeenth century was the beginning of a new era of commercialism, in which artists increasingly catered to affluent collectors. This title highlights the most important artists, works, concepts, and theories of the period, accompanied by 400 full-colour illustrations.

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Author Biography - Rosa Giorgi

Rosa Giorgi is an art historian specializing in iconography. She was written books on Varaggio, Velaquez, and El Greco

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