• Syncretism And Abstraction In Early Christian And Roman Art
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    Within the 500 years of history from the introduction of Christian art around 200 CE until the ban on religious images in eighth century Byzantium, a continuity between the classical religious tradition and Christianity is evident. Syncretism, or the assimilation of images from other traditions, defined the Late Antique period's aesthetic transition into the first three centuries of Byzantine art creating a bridge between Antiquity and the Middle Ages. In late Rome, amidst a growing trend toward...
  • Iconoclastic Controversy Christian Art
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    Although Christian art is now seen as a major part of the Christian religion, during the first three centuries of the church there was no Christian art and the church generally resisted it. Clement of Alexandria criticized religious art by calling it pagan. In his view, it encouraged people to worship that which had been created rather than the Creator (3, 79). But by mid-3 rd century pictorial art began to be used and accepted in the Christian church but not without fervent opposition in some c...
  • The Holy Virgin Mary
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    What a sensation was made about the Sensation exhibition in the Brooklyn Museum of Art. The focus of Mayor Giuliani's outcry was the piece "The Holy Virgin Mary" by Chris Ofili. Funny, he didn't give attention to some of the other outrageous works including the pubescent female mannequins studded with erect penises, vaginas, and anuses, fused together in various postures of sexual coupling, or the portrait of a child molester and murder made from what appears like child hand prints or bisected a...
  • Christianity And Buddhism Christian Art
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    The Spread of Christianity Offered: 1) Redemptions of sins, personal immortality, and future life where material adversities are absent. 2) Easy message from Jesus that everyone could understand. 3) Free of, cumbersome regulations (Judaism) and costly rituals (Mystery Cults) 4) Accessible to all- male, female, rich, poor, free, or a slave. 5) Its Historical Credibility- The fact that Jesus had lived among men and women and practiced the morality he preached. Roman Empire at the Time The was a la...
  • Christian Byzantine Art Justinian
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    The Beginning of Christian Art In the first two centuries of Christianity there weren't any form of art recorded. Christians meet in small groups in a private phone and conducted simple services. In these services they would eat wine and bread that reminded them of Christ sacrifice on the cross. (Lamm 175) Christian symbols were a major form of art in the earlier years of Christian art. The Egyptian, Greek, and Romans artist had different symbols that represented different things. The Greeks cre...
  • History Of Christian Art
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    A Look at Ancient Christian Art Art, have you ever thought about the word and what it really means? The word art is defined as the following. Art: paintings, drawings and sculptures. Any form of human activity that is the product of and appeals primarily to the imagination. So basically art can be an expression of virtually anything and anyone. The beautiful thing about art is what the beholder is observing. What I may consider art, maybe a tasteless piece of junk to someone else. Art is a refl...
  • 'the Adoration Of The Magi'
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    Morris and Company Founded by William Morris (b. 1834, Walthamstow, d. 1896, London) Designed by Edward Burne Jones 1880 'The Adoration of the Magi' 1900-1902 Wool and Silk Textile, 4 m x 3 m approx. AGSA Within the tapestry, the scene tells the story of the Magi who arrive from the east, bearing gifts for the newborn Jesus Christ. There are symbolic references throughout this piece, and also an obvious contrast between poverty and wealth portrayed between the characters in this composition. Th...