The lives of the saints through 100 masterpieces

by Duquesne, Jacques, 1930-

Format: Print Book 2011
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction BX4655.3.D8713 2011
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  BX4655.3.D8713 2011
Throughout history, artists have often taken their inspiration from religious sources, stories, and imagery, especially from episodes centered on the miracles or martyrdom of Christian saints. In our present age, works of art have never been more carefully preserved and enhanced; museum exhibitions and visits to view artwork in churches and cathedrals have never been more popular. Yet the meanings behind these masterpieces and their tremendous artistic heritage, in contrast, have never been so neglected.

The Lives of the Saints through 100 Masterpieces has been designed to look beyond the unquestioned artistic merit of these paintings -- often quite well known to us as visual images -- to deepen our appreciation of the meanings behind such masterpieces. Jacques Duquesne's descriptions of each piece recount the stories they represent and explain, further, the religious, historical, and cultural traditions surrounding them.
Additional Information
Subjects Christian saints -- Biography.
Christian saints -- Legends.
Christian saints in art.
Publisher Pittsburgh, Pa. :Duquesne University Press,2011
Other Titles Vie des saints.
Contributors Lebrette, François.
Language English
Notes "First published in French under the title La vie des saints: à travers 100 chefs-d'oeuvre de la peinture"--T.p. verso.
Description ix, 223 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780820704364 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0820704369 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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