Death and Resurrection in Art  -     By: Enrico De Pascale
Buy Item InStock22.46$22.46 Retail: $24.95 Save 10% ($2.49) Add To Cart

Add To Wishlist

Death and Resurrection in Art

Oxford University Press / 2009 / Paperback

$22.46 (CBD Price)
Retail: $24.95
Save 10% ($2.49)
In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW369478

Current Promotions
* This product is available for shipment only to the USA.
* This product is not available for expedited shipping.

Product Description

"Terrifically executed,"---Publishers Weekly. From Egyptian tomb paintings to great Renaissance masterpieces of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection, we encounter chapters on violent death, tributes to the departed, allegorical depictions, afterlife journeys, representations of the victory of life over death, etc. 384 pages, softcover. J. Paul Getty Museum.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 7.75 X 5.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0892369477
ISBN-13: 9780892369478

Publisher's Description

As one of the unavoidable realities of human existence, death is also one of the oldest and most common themes in the history of art. From Egyptian tomb paintings and battle scenes on Greek vases by anonymous artists, to depictions of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus by the great Renaissance masters, to contemporary encounters with these subjects by such artists as Damien Hirst and Andres Serrano, the contents of this book highlight three thousand years of the iconography of death and resurrection. While focusing on the Western artistic tradition, the book also includes many artworks from Asia, Africa, and Oceania.
De Pascale explores depictions of these two subjects thematically, through chapters on violent death, ceremonial tributes to the departed, allegorical depictions of death, and the journey to the afterlife. The book concludes with an examination of symbolic representations of the victory of life over death.

[see page 187, FALL 08 CATALOG, for style]

Also in the series:

The History of the Church in Art
$24.95 (03), paperback

Food and Feasting in Art
$24.95 (03), paperback

Astrology, Magic, and Alchemy in Art
$24.95 (03), paperback

Gardens in Art
$24.95 (03), paperback

Artists' Techniques and Materials
$24.95 (03), paperback

Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church
$24.95 (03), paperback

Angels and Demons in Art
$24.95 (03), paperback

Symbols and Allegories in Art
$24.95 (03), paperback

Old Testament Figures in Art
$24.95 (03), paperback

Nature and Its Symbols
$24.95 (03), paperback

Gospel Figures in Art
$24.95 (03), paperback

Saints in Art
$24.95 (03), paperback

Gods and Heroes in Art
$24.95 (03), paperback

Author Bio

Enrico de Pascale is an art critic and art historian who has collaborated on numerous exhibitions with American and Italian museums. He is a coauthor of Baschenis e la natura morta in Europa (Skira, 1996).

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook


Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search