Sister Wendy on the Art of Mary

Sister Wendy on the Art of Mary
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 55
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9781616366933
ISBN 13: 1616366931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sister Wendy on the Art of Mary Book Review:

Imagine going on a tour of a world-class art museum with a talented and insightful curator. But instead of just focusing on the history, technique, and cultural significance of each piece, you have the opportunity to reflect on the spiritual aspects of the works, examining their religious significance and concentrating on the transcendental meaning conveyed by the artist. This is what you’ll find in this exquisitely produced book. It features fifteen pieces of art relating to Mary, with an extended reflection on each piece. The commentary is meditative, more reflection on the spiritual nature of the paintings’ subject than art critique. Sister Wendy writes with the deft hand of one who is formed in spirituality, art, and critical thinking. Her imagery is lush, creating a landscape where the sacred and profane live in comfortable coexistence through the medium of painting. For spiritual seekers and lovers of art, this book will offer a unique journey into the experiential nature of a well-rounded faith.

Sister Wendy on the Art of Christmas

Sister Wendy on the Art of Christmas
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 55
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9781616366957
ISBN 13: 1616366958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sister Wendy on the Art of Christmas Book Review:

Imagine going on a tour of a world-class art museum with a talented and insightful curator. But instead of just focusing on the history, technique, and cultural significance of each piece, you have the opportunity to reflect on the spiritual aspects of the works, examining their religious significance and concentrating on the transcendental meaning conveyed by the artist. This is what you’ll find in this exquisitely produced book. It features fifteen pieces of art relating to the topic of Christmas, with an extended reflection on each piece. The commentary is meditative, more reflection on the spiritual nature of the paintings’ subject than art critique. Sister Wendy writes with the deft hand of one who is formed in spirituality, art, and critical thinking. Her imagery is lush, creating a landscape where the sacred and profane live in comfortable coexistence through the medium of painting. For spiritual seekers and lovers of art, this book will offer a unique journey into the experiential nature of a well-rounded faith.

Encounters with God

Encounters with God
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780826441782
ISBN 13: 0826441785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encounters with God Book Review:

In this story of discovery and spiritual adventure, Sister Wendy Beckett travels from England to Rome to Ukraine, and finally to a remote monastery in Sinai, to view the earliest icons of Mary.

Sister Wendy on Prayer

Sister Wendy on Prayer
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2010-05-12
ISBN 10: 0307497879
ISBN 13: 9780307497871
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sister Wendy on Prayer Book Review:

Sister Wendy Beckett, adored and renowned art historian, has spent years in silence and contemplation in her calling as a nun. Her celebrated television specials and books about art have led her many admirers to ask about her own faith and practices. For the first time, in this thoughtful examination of the nature of prayer, she reveals her deeply held beliefs about her religion and her intimate understanding of God. What should I do during prayer? Can prayer really be as simple as a conversation? How do I let God enter my being? Do I need to belong to a religion in order to pray? Sister Wendy answers these and many other common questions, all the while imparting the importance of prayer in our daily lives.

Sister Wendy s Bible Treasury

Sister Wendy s Bible Treasury
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Orbis Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1608332462
ISBN 13: 9781608332465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sister Wendy s Bible Treasury Book Review:

The Story of Painting

The Story of Painting
Author: Wendy Beckett,Patricia Wright
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780751301335
ISBN 13: 0751301337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of Painting Book Review:

Through more than 450 masterpieces, the author unfolds the story of 800 years of Western painting from Giotto, the Renaissance and Impressionism, to Pop Art and the present day.

Sister Wendy s 100 Best loved Paintings

Sister Wendy s 100 Best loved Paintings
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2019-09-19
ISBN 10: 0281083312
ISBN 13: 9780281083312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sister Wendy s 100 Best loved Paintings Book Review:

'Sister Wendy’s deep and insightful commentaries are utterly unique. You will want this splendid book for yourself but also to give to others.' Delia Smith Hailed by The New York Times in 1997 as 'the most unlikely and famous art critic in the history of television', Sister Wendy Beckett went on to present numerous TV documentaries and published over thirty popular books on art history and appreciation. Shortly before she died in December 2018, and nearly thirty years on from her first book, Sister Wendy was working with SPCK on an anthology of her all-time favourite paintings. The result is this enthralling collection, which will delight her many fans all over the world while also inspiring a new generation of art lovers as they develop their understanding of the depths and subtleties of some of the world's greatest works of art.

Sister Wendy s Book of Meditations

Sister Wendy s Book of Meditations
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Dk Pub
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IND:30000060715665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sister Wendy s Book of Meditations Book Review:

The entertaining public television lecturer and author combines the spiritual energy of art throughout history with four themes--silence, love, joy, and peace--for attaining peaceful meditations and inner peace.

Sister Wendy s Book of Saints

Sister Wendy s Book of Saints
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Dk Pub
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105020140849
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sister Wendy s Book of Saints Book Review:

The popular art historian traces the lives of more than thirty-five beloved saints, illustrated with rarely seen icons and manuscripts from the Vatican

The Art of Christmas

The Art of Christmas
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 57
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015080832135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Christmas Book Review:

In the Midst of Chaos Peace

In the Midst of Chaos  Peace
Author: Wendy Beckett,Dan Paulos,Mary Jean Dorcy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780898707649
ISBN 13: 0898707641
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Midst of Chaos Peace Book Review:

In response to Pope John Paul's recent letter to artists to promote the Catholic faith through "artistic evangelization", three well-known names in the field of sacred art have collaborated to produce this beautiful art book filled with visual and spiritual meditations. Sister Wendy Beckett, famed BBC and PBS art critic, presents her always unique meditations for each of the 54 wonderful silhouettes by the two foremost Catholic paper-cutting artists, Dan Paulos and the late Sister Mary Jean Dorcy. The result is what Sister Wendy calls "an epiphany", a book that reveals the God of mercy, love and peace through deeply inspired art and reflections. A perfect Christmas gift! Thus, this book and its title, In the Midst of Chaos, Peace, perfectly sum up the three collaborator's intent: to offer people in our modern, fast-paced and hectic world, spiritual and artistic meditations that take only a minute to ponder but can produce profound and lasting peace of soul.

Real Presence

Real Presence
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781441158871
ISBN 13: 1441158871
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Real Presence Book Review:

In Encounters with God Sister Wendy Beckett traveled to remote churches and monasteries to view the earliest icons of Mary. In Real Presence she resumes this journey to see additional early icons of Jesus and the saints - icons that are among the few to survive the wholesale destruction of icons in the early eighth century.

Sister Wendy s Nativity

Sister Wendy s Nativity
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 95
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780829413670
ISBN 13: 0829413677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sister Wendy s Nativity Book Review:

This book illustrates the nativity and Christ's life through timeless art and Sister Wendy's enlightened commentary.

The Mystical Now

The Mystical Now
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Universe Pub
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015026973225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mystical Now Book Review:

Argues that sacred art is not synonymous with art on religious subjects, and analyzes sixty-five twentieth-century works which display the intense and personal commitment characteristic of the sacred

The Art of Holy Week and Easter

The Art of Holy Week and Easter
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2021-01-21
ISBN 10: 0281085803
ISBN 13: 9780281085804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Holy Week and Easter Book Review:

Brimming with Sister Wendy Beckett's irrepressible wisdom and enthusiasm, The Art of Holy Week and Easter is a beautiful Lent book for 2021 exploring the spiritual riches of some of the world's greatest paintings of the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus. Illustrated in stunning full colour with thirty famous and lesser-known Western masterpieces and presented in a small, easily portable format, this little book is ideal Lent reading for all art lovers. The Art of Holy Week and Easter offers a chance to hear again the voice of Sister Wendy as she gently leads you into a deeper appreciation of all that these paintings convey to the discerning eye. You'll gain a fuller and more spiritual understanding of Christian art, and see Holy Week and Easter as never before.

The Art of Mary

The Art of Mary
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 57
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780852313756
ISBN 13: 0852313756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Mary Book Review:

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The Art of Lent

The Art of Lent
Author: Sister Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2017-11-16
ISBN 10: 0281078564
ISBN 13: 9780281078561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Lent Book Review:

Join Sister Wendy on a journey through Lent, and discover the timeless wisdom to be found in some of the world’s greatest paintings. Illustrated in full colour with over forty famous and lesser-known masterpieces of Western art, this beautiful book will lead you into a deeply prayerful response to all that these paintings convey to the discerning eye. ‘For those who want to appreciate the spirituality behind some of the world’s greatest works of art, this book will be hugely inspiring – not only during Lent but at any time of the year.’ Dr Janina Ramirez, art historian and broadcaster

Mother of God

Mother of God
Author: Miri Rubin
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2009-04-21
ISBN 10: 0300156138
ISBN 13: 9780300156133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mother of God Book Review:

A sweeping, ambitious study of the Virgin Mary’s emergence and role throughout Western historyHow did the Virgin Mary, about whom very little is said in the Gospels, become one of the most powerful and complex religious figures in the world? To arrive at the answers to this far-reaching question, one of our foremost medieval historians, Miri Rubin, investigates the ideas, practices, and images that have developed around the figure of Mary from the earliest decades of Christianity to around the year 1600. Drawing on an extraordinarily wide range of sources—including music, poetry, theology, art, scripture, and miracle tales—Rubin reveals how Mary became so embedded in our culture that it is impossible to conceive of Western history without her.In her rise to global prominence, Mary was continually remade and reimagined by wave after wave of devotees. Rubin shows how early Christians endowed Mary with a fine ancestry; why in early medieval Europe her roles as mother, bride, and companion came to the fore; and how the focus later shifted to her humanity and unparalleled purity. She also explores how indigenous people in Central America, Africa, and Asia remade Mary and so fit her into their own cultures.Beautifully written and finely illustrated, this book is a triumph of sympathy and intelligence. It demonstrates Mary’s endless capacity to inspire and her profound presence in Christian cultures and beyond.

Sister Wendy s 1000 Masterpieces

Sister Wendy s 1000 Masterpieces
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2000-09-01
ISBN 10: 9780789476142
ISBN 13: 0789476142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sister Wendy s 1000 Masterpieces Book Review:

Sister Wendy Beckett writes about art in a style that is idiosyncratic, fresh, and perceptive. In 1000 Masterpieces, she applies her unique intensity to what most inspires her in the artist's work as well as to the essential life events that shaped the work. Arranged alphabetically by artist, each work receives a full page of attention. The text contains information, annotated where necessary on materials and techniques, on the artist's symbolism, and on the location where the original work is displayed.

How to Read Medieval Art

How to Read Medieval Art
Author: Wendy A. Stein
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2016-10-07
ISBN 10: 1588395979
ISBN 13: 9781588395979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read Medieval Art Book Review:

The intensely expressive art of the Middle Ages was created to awe, educate and connect the viewer to heaven. Its power reverberates to this day, even among the secular. But experiencing the full meaning and purpose of medieval art requires an understanding of its narrative content. This volume introduces the subjects and stories most frequently depicted in medieval art, many of them drawn from the Bible and other religious literature. Included among the thirty-eight representative works are brilliant altarpieces, stained-glass windows, intricate tapestries, carved wood sculptures, delicate ivories, and captivating manuscript illuminations, all drawn from the holdings of the Metropolitan Museum, one of the world's most comprehensive collections of medieval art. Iconic masterworks such as the Merode Altarpiece, the Unicorn Tapestries, and the Belles Heures of the duc de Berry are featured along with less familiar work. Descriptions of the individual pieces highlight the context in which they were made, conveying their visual and technical nuances as well as their broader symbolic meaning. With its accessible informative discussions and superb full-color illustrations, How to Read Medieval Art explores the iconographic themes of the period, making them clearly recognizable and opening vistas onto history and literature, faith and devotion.