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  • Art Important To Religion
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    "Why is Art Important to Religion " Art is important to religion in many different ways. Perhaps none has analyzed how art and religion have influenced and affected each other through the ages. Pictures painted of past events that help to bring back the feeling and importance of the past have been forgotten by some. To the one's that haven't forgotten are able to see the event's as the bible says they happened. Not only can you see the events, but it also allows the younger students of the churc...
  • 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...
  • Used Christian Subject Matter And Roman Style
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    Early Christian and Byzantine art started after Jesus death in the first century ranging and ending to the fourth century AD. The art produced during this period was secretive because Christianity was not a formal religion but as a cult; the Romans and rest of Europe persecuted Christians so the artist disguised their work with symbols and hints of Christian aspects. Christianity was the first cult to not involve rituals of sacrifice of animals and refused to worship an Emperor causing the Roman...
  • All Art Appropriate Should A Christian
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    Is All Art Appropriate Should a Christian refrain from viewing, listening, or reading a piece of art because it is vulgar or offensive... no. If I had to pull one aspect out of the Christian faith that is the biggest thorn in my side it would be this very notion, the notion that Christians should abstain from anything that is even remotely distasteful. I believe that the idea of refraining from art that is possibly offensive makes one sheltered, and being sheltered breeds ignorance which in turn...
  • Christian Art And The Church
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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-3rd century pictorial art began to be used and accepted in the Christian church but not without fervent opposition in some co...
  • Western Art Of The Middle Ages
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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...
  • Important Celtic Art Form
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    Celtic Art Of The Middle Ages The style of ornamentation came about by medieval tribes in central Europe. Archaic examples date from around 450 BC: masks and brooches in bronze work with gradually more sophisticated geometric patterns, animal and floral motifs, and in time, realistic human- head designs. The most intricate jewelry, decorated swords, and scabbards. In Britain, Celtic craftsmanship flourished all over the Roman livelihood, producing work in gold and silver, shields of inlaid ename...
  • Look At Ancient 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 refle...

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