Saints in Art

Saints in Art
Author: Rosa Giorgi
Publsiher: Getty Publications
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780892367177
ISBN 13: 0892367172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saints in Art Book Review:

"From Agatha to Zeno, this book presents the images and attributes of more than one hundred saints, those most frequently encountered in sacred art, history and legend, tradition and devotional literature. Lavishly illustrated, this book introduces the saints with their identifying attributes, notes on their lives and martyrdoms, and visual references that make it easy to identify their characters and legends and the forms of worship for each."--BOOK JACKET.

Saints and Their Symbols

Saints and Their Symbols
Author: Fernando Lanzi,Gioia Lanzi
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 0814629709
ISBN 13: 9780814629703
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saints and Their Symbols Book Review:

"Saints and their Symbols" is a guide for recognizing and understanding the saints, explaining why so many of the saints appear in images with Jesus and the Virgin Mary yet remain unnamed, which symbols are associated with each saint, and what their roles were in Christian salvation. With 265 full-color images and biographical information about the saints, this is a work of popular religious culture and anthropology.Liturgical Press

Saints in Art and History

Saints in Art and History
Author: Fernando Lanzi,Gioia Lanzi
Publsiher: Abbeville Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN 10: 9780789213266
ISBN 13: 0789213265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Saints

Saints
Author: Rosa Giorgi
Publsiher: Harry N. Abrams
Total Pages: 780
Release: 2006-09-01
ISBN 10: 9780810954991
ISBN 13: 0810954990
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saints Book Review:

Portrays more than 375 Catholic saints, arranged by the days of the year on which each is honored. The images range from world-famous works of art by such masters as Caravaggio, Rubens, Velazquez, and El Greco to more modern and lesser-known depictions. Author Giorgi has chosen up to three saints for each day of the year and has composed a brief accompanying description of each, including etymology of names, historical background, and patronage. Encompassing angels and abbots, mystics and martyrs, priests and prophets, virgins and visionaries, the portraits in these pages will inspire Catholics and fascinate scholars and art historians.--From publisher description.

Saints Signs and Symbols

Saints  Signs  and Symbols
Author: James Cornwell
Publsiher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2009-07-01
ISBN 10: 081922765X
ISBN 13: 9780819227652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saints Signs and Symbols Book Review:

This thoroughly updated and comprehensive new edition enhances the well-loved and often-used earlier work as a guide to symbolism in Christian liturgical art, architecture, manuscripts, stained glass, and more. The new book is more heavily pictorial in an effort to provide an even stronger resource for artists and researchers, as well as the general browsing public. It addresses the rich history of Christian symbolism, presented for the twenty-first century reader. This unique resource offers page after page of line drawings depicting sacred monograms, saints, crosses, altars, flowers, fruits and trees, plus symbols of the Jewish and Christian Scriptures, the Church Year, the Apostles, the Holy Trinity; and much more. Completely updated and with ecumenical appeal, this useful new reference book expands on its earlier and well-earned reputation for providing clear and reliable information on Christian symbolism.

The Saints of Modern Art

The Saints of Modern Art
Author: Charles A. Riley
Publsiher: UPNE
Total Pages: 353
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780874517651
ISBN 13: 0874517656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Saints of Modern Art Book Review:

Asceticism seen as a powerful force in the art and thought of our time.

Saints Statues and Stories

Saints  Statues  and Stories
Author: James S. Griffith
Publsiher: Southwest Center
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 0816539618
ISBN 13: 9780816539611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saints Statues and Stories Book Review:

"This book considers the history and aesthetics of religious artwork in official and traditional Catholic contexts, examining the role that this religious art plays in the northwestern state of Sonora, Mexico"--

Saints in Art

Saints in Art
Author: Clara Erskine Clement Waters
Publsiher: Nova Publishers
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781590330371
ISBN 13: 1590330374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saints in Art Book Review:

This superb book, originally published in 1899, has been completely reset for this new edition. Whether it be at the Louvre or a thousand museums, churches or shrines, visitors cannot escape being struck by the presence of the saints in the pictures. But why are they there and what does the presence of this or that saint mean to the viewer? What was the artist attempting to convey? Ms. Clement brings to life both historical and devotional pictures, explaining what the saint's presence brings to the pictures, be it scriptural or legendary. She paints a picture with words which readers find enlightening in the broadest sense. Light is shed on the meaning of the presence of a single saint in a picture versus a group of saints. What was the intention of the artist? To convey charity, benevolence, love of God, piety or certain miracles? In an age when Madison avenue cravens attack our senses with visual commercials on almost everything our eyes fall upon, it is refreshing to read that there are pictures which call for our contemplation and not our money.

Saints Sinners and Sisters

 Saints  Sinners  and Sisters
Author: JaneL. Carroll
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1351550276
ISBN 13: 9781351550277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saints Sinners and Sisters Book Review:

A collection of original essays, Saints, Sinners, and Sisters showcases the diverse questions currently being asked by gender scholars dealing with French, Netherlandish and German art from the medieval and early modern periods. Moving beyond the reclamation of personalities and oeuvres of 'lost' female artists, the contributors pose questions about gender and sex within specific historical contexts, addressing such issues as intended audience, use of the object, and patronage. These avenues of inquiry intersect with larger cultural questions concerning societal control of women. The book's three sections, 'Saints,' 'Sinners,' and 'Sisters, Wives, Poets' are each preceded by a concise introductory essay, detailing themes and offering reflective comparisons of theses and information. In 'Saints,' contributors look at women who were positive exemplar used by society to uphold standards. In the second section, the essays focus on the power of women's sexuality. The third section expands beyond the customary dichotomous division of the first two to examine women in diverse roles not widely studied as positions of women in those times. This final section expands our definitions of women's responsibilities and realigns them historically; it argues that women, and thus gender, need to be understood within a much broader historical context and beyond simplistic approaches sometimes superimposed by present-day readers on past times. This volume answers an acute need for research on the art of Northern Europe prior to the 20th century, and highlights the possibilities of new directions in the field. The effect of the new scholarship presented here is to broaden the discursive field, allowing fluidity of disciplinary boundaries, resulting in a volume that is illuminating to historians of more than art alone.

Saints Signs and Symbols

Saints  Signs  and Symbols
Author: W. Ellwood Post
Publsiher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2018-02-27
ISBN 10: 1787209725
ISBN 13: 9781787209725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saints Signs and Symbols Book Review:

Saints, Signs, and Symbols, which was first published in 1962, contains in compact form all the main symbols used in the Church, complete with notes on their origin, meaning, and colouring. Of particular interest is the section on the Saints, which includes brief biographical details of each. “This is an indispensable handbook for teaching at all age levels.”—Kirkus Review

Sacred Art

Sacred Art
Author: Henry Glassie,Pravina Shukla
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2017-11-20
ISBN 10: 0253032067
ISBN 13: 9780253032065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Art Book Review:

Sacred art flourishes today in northeastern Brazil, where European and African religious traditions have intersected for centuries. Professional artists create images of both the Catholic saints and the African gods of Candomblé to meet the needs of a vast market of believers and art collectors. Over the past decade, Henry Glassie and Pravina Shukla conducted intense research in the states of Bahia and Pernambuco, interviewing the artists at length, photographing their processes and products, attending Catholic and Candomblé services, and finally creating a comprehensive book, governed by a deep understanding of the artists themselves. Beginning with Edival Rosas, who carves monumental baroque statues for churches, and ending with Francisco Santos, who paints images of the gods for Candomblé terreiros, the book displays the diversity of Brazilian artistic techniques and religious interpretations. Glassie and Shukla enhance their findings with comparisons from art and religion in the United States, Nigeria, Portugal, Turkey, India, Bangladesh, and Japan and gesture toward an encompassing theology of power and beauty that brings unity into the spiritual art of the world.

One Hundred Saints

One Hundred Saints
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Bulfinch Press
Total Pages: 279
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780821220092
ISBN 13: 0821220098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Hundred Saints Book Review:

Provides a brief profile of each saint and discusses how he or she is depicted in art

The Cults of Sainte Foy and the Cultural Work of Saints

The Cults of Sainte Foy and the Cultural Work of Saints
Author: Kathleen Ashley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2021-06-28
ISBN 10: 1000396789
ISBN 13: 9781000396782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cults of Sainte Foy and the Cultural Work of Saints Book Review:

Bringing together artifacts, texts, and practices within an interpretive framework that stresses the cultural work performed by saints, Kathleen Ashley presents a comparative study of the cults of the medieval Sainte Foy at a number of the sites where she was especially venerated. This book analyzes how each cult site produced the saint it needed, appropriating or creating whatever was required to that end. Ashley’s approach is thoroughly interdisciplinary, incorporating visual, religious, medieval, and women’s and gender studies as well as literary studies and social history. She uses the theoretical framework of "cultural work" to analyze how the cult of Sainte Foy was sponsored and received by specific groups in different locales in Europe. The book is comprehensive in terms of historical as well as geographical range, tracing the history of the cult from the early Middle Ages into the present day. It also includes historiographical analysis, examining the way the cults of Sainte Foy have been represented in various historical accounts. Ashley’s narrative challenges the boundary between "elite" and "popular" culture and complicates the traditional vernacular vs. Latin language binary. A chief aim of the study is to show how "art" objects always operated in conjunction with other cultural texts to construct a saint’s cult. The volume is heavily illustrated, showing artifacts such as stained-glass windows and wall paintings which are not readily available from any other source. This book will be of special interest to scholars in art history, medieval history, gender studies, and religion.

The Treasury of Saints and Martyrs

The Treasury of Saints and Martyrs
Author: Margaret Mulvihill,David Hugh Farmer
Publsiher: Viking Juvenile
Total Pages: 80
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:49015002531680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Treasury of Saints and Martyrs Book Review:

Offers the personal histories of more than fifty saints and martyrs, tales of their most famous deeds, a calendar of saint's days, and information on patron saints

The Warrior Saints in Byzantine Art and Tradition

The Warrior Saints in Byzantine Art and Tradition
Author: Christopher Walter
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN 10: 1351880519
ISBN 13: 9781351880510
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Warrior Saints in Byzantine Art and Tradition Book Review:

Christopher Walter's study of the cult and iconography of Byzantine warrior saints - George, Demetrius, the two Theodores, and dozens more - is at once encyclopaedic and interpretative, and the first comprehensive study of the subject. The author delineates their origins and development as a distinctive category of saint, showing that in its definitive form this coincides with the apogee of the Byzantine empire in the 10th-11th centuries. He establishes a repertory, particularly of their commemorations in synaxaries and their representations in art, and describes their iconographical types and the functions ascribed to them once enrolled in the celestial army: support for the terrestrial army in its offensive campaigns, and a new protective role when the Byzantine Empire passed to the defensive. The survey highlights the lack of historicity among the Byzantines in their approach to the lives of these saints and their terrestrial careers. An epilogue briefly treats the analogous traditions in the cultures of neighbouring peoples. Walter draws attention to the development of an echelon of military saints, notably in church decoration, which provides the surest basis for defining their specificity; also to the way in which they were depicted, generally young, handsome and robust, and frequently 'twinned' in pairs, so calling attention to the importance of camaraderie among soldiers. At the same time, this work opens a new perspective on the military history of the Byzantine Empire. Its ideology of war consistently followed that of the Israelites; protected and favoured by divine intervention, there was no occasion to discuss the morality of a 'just war'. Consequently, when considering Byzantine methods of warfare, due attention should be given to the important role which they attributed to celestial help in their military campaigns.

Blessed and Beautiful

Blessed and Beautiful
Author: Robert Kiely
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780300162776
ISBN 13: 0300162774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blessed and Beautiful Book Review:

Presents profiles on the lives and images of Christian saints as they were painted by Renaissance artists.

Chasing Francis

Chasing Francis
Author: Ian Morgan Cron
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-05-07
ISBN 10: 0310336708
ISBN 13: 9780310336709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chasing Francis Book Review:

What happens when the pastor of a mega church loses his faith? Pastor Chase Falson has lost his faith in God, the Bible, evangelical Christianity, and his super-sized megachurch. When he falls apart, the church elders tell him to go away: as far away as possible. Join Chase on his life-changing journey to Italy where, with a curious group of Franciscan friars, he struggles to resolve his crisis of faith by retracing the footsteps of Francis of Assisi, a saint whose simple way of loving Jesus changed the history of the world. Read this riveting story and then begin your own life-changing journey through the pilgrim’s guide included in this powerful novel. Hidden in the past lies the future of the church When his elders tell him to take some time away from his church, broken pastor Chase Falson crosses the Atlantic to Italy to visit his uncle, a Franciscan priest. There he is introduced to the revolutionary teachings of Saint Francis of Assisi and finds an old, but new way of following Jesus that heals and inspires. Chase Falson’s spiritual discontent mirrors the feelings of a growing number of Christians who walk out of church asking, Is this all there is? They are weary of celebrity pastors, empty calorie teaching, and worship services where the emphasis is more on Lights, Camera, Action than on Father, Son, and Holy Spirit while the deepest questions of life remain unaddressed in a meaningful way. Bestselling author Ian Morgan Cron masterfully weaves lessons from the life of Saint Francis into the story of Chase Falson to explore the life of a saint who 800 years ago breathed new life into disillusioned Christians and a Church on the brink of collapse. Chasing Francis is a hopeful and moving story with profound implications for those who yearn for a more vital relationship with God and the world.

The Catholic Rubens

The Catholic Rubens
Author: Willibald Sauerlander
Publsiher: Getty Publications
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2014-04-15
ISBN 10: 1606062689
ISBN 13: 9781606062685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Catholic Rubens Book Review:

The art of Rubens is rooted in an era darkened by the long shadow of devastating wars between Protestants and Catholics. In the wake of this profound schism, the Catholic Church decided to cease using force to propagate the faith. Like Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) sought to persuade his spectators to return to the true faith through the beauty of his art. While Rubens is praised for the “baroque passion” in his depictions of cruelty and sensuous abandon, nowhere did he kindle such emotional fire as in his religious subjects. Their color, warmth, and majesty—but also their turmoil and lamentation—were calculated to arouse devout and ethical emotions. This fresh consideration of the images of saints and martyrs Rubens created for the churches of Flanders and the Holy Roman Empire offers a masterly demonstration of Rubens’s achievements, liberating their message from the secular misunderstandings of the postreligious age and showing them in their intended light.

How to Distinguish the Saints in Art by Their Costumes Symbols and Attributes

How to Distinguish the Saints in Art by Their Costumes  Symbols  and Attributes
Author: Arthur De Bles
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 168
Release: 1925
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015013663896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Lives and Legends of the Saints

Lives and Legends of the Saints
Author: Carole Armstrong
Publsiher: White Lion Publishing
Total Pages: 45
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000045222047
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lives and Legends of the Saints Book Review:

The lives of over 20 saints and the rich spiritual symbolism surrounding them are explored in this beautiful book. The straightforward text is illustrated with reproductions of great paintings from around the world, making this beautiful book perfect for children and their families. An index of the paintings and a calendar of saint's days are included.