The Oxford Companion to Christian Art and Architecture by Peter Murray, Linda Murray

By Peter Murray, Linda Murray

The Oxford significant other to Christian paintings and structure is a distinct and engaging exploration of the artwork and structure that has been encouraged and encouraged via Biblical tales and Christian heritage and ideology. Richly illustrated and with a thesaurus of Architectural phrases and an intensive Bibliography, the better half combines vital basic essays at the sessions and types very important within the heritage of Christian paintings with countless numbers of shorter entries that describe particular works, artists, issues, and visible pictures and which provide the reader sensible information on the place in Europe to find the works defined the main accomplished reference paintings on Christian paintings and structure to be had includes:
* designated essays on classes and kinds in paintings and structure: Anglo-Saxon, Byzantine, Carolingian, Coptic, Early Christian, Gothic, Irish, Ottonian, Renaissance, Rococo, Romanesque; Mannerism, Neoclassicism;
* basic heritage on Christian doctrine, ideals, and culture: liturgical 12 months, shades, vessels, and vestments; the 10 Commandments, Seven lethal Sins, and the 2 Trinities; Candlemas, Holy Week, Stations of the pass, and non secular orders.

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Paintings in their own are non-Florentine Antony Abbot, Saint Antoninus, Saint, Archbishop of Florence (13891459), entered the Dominican Order at the age of 16. He worked in many parts of Italy, but returned to Florence in 1436, where he took over the abandoned convent of San Marco, which, between 1437 and 1452, was rebuilt by Michelozzo, an associate of Donatello, with the support of Cosimo de' Medici, to rehouse some Dominicans from their house in Fiesole, on overlooking Florence. There he probably first met Fra angelico, who moved to San Marco in 1441 hill workshop responsible for the artistic work of the house, and to decorate it with an elaborate series of frescoes including some in a cell kept specially for Cosimo to retreat to.

Anthony. may well have Anthemios died sometime before See antony, s. folded on the altar. Its use dates from the early 9th century. ANTIPHONAL, AN largest (also called antiphoner), chorale or office book. particularly when verses. is the kind of liturgical book, also called a It is used to direct the choir, two or more choirs chant alternate The introduction of antiphonal chanting has been credited to Pope Gregory the Great (590-604), but there is evidence of earlier use. These books are often enormous, with huge illuminated initials.

22 account given is The principal sources of the legend are the 'Protevangelium of James', the Pseudo- Matthew, and the 'Gospel of the Birth of Mary'; it is likely that they from the story of the birth of Samuel (NRSV 1 Sam. 1: Vg. ; Douay 1 Kings) which tells how the childless Anna (Hannah) prayed for a son and promised to dedicate him to the Lord. The story of Joachim and Anne was very popular in the Middle Ages and later versions occur in the Historiale section of vincent of Beauvais's speculum majus, and also in the golden legend.

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