Illuminating Luke: v. 3 Passion and Resurrection Narratives in Italian Renaissance and Baroque Paintings

Illuminating Luke: v. 3 Passion and Resurrection Narratives in Italian Renaissance and Baroque Paintings

By: Mikeal C. Parsons (author), Heidi J. Hornik (author)Paperback

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The strength of this study lies in the combination of expertise in biblical studies and art history. This book's methodology is both historical and hermeneutical. Each chapter begins with an overview of the biblical passage, noting significant rhetorical features and the overarching theological argument. Next, the selected work of art is contextualized by a brief biography of the artist, placing the work within the artist's own oeuvre, discussing what is known of the patronage of the specific image, and discussing important social, political, and religious factors that may facilitate our understanding of the painting. A formal and iconographic analysis (which also briefly traces the visual and literary sources and precedents for the work) is followed by a comparison between the biblical scene and the work of art, nothing the ways in which the artist's (or patron's) cultural context has provided a basis for the "textual expansion" of the biblical story, that is, adding material not found in the story itself but which, given the social, religious, and historical context of the artist, is a natural extension of the story.

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About Author

Heidi J. Hornik is Professor of Art History at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and is the author with Mikeal Parsons of Interpreting Christian Art and Illuminating Luke: The Infancy Narrative in Italian Renaissance Painting. Mikeal Parsons is Professor of Religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and is the author of The Departure of Jesus in Luke-Acts and co-author of Rethinking the Unity of Luke and Acts and Illuminating Luke; The Infancy Narrative in Italian Renaissance Painting.

Contents

A chapter will be devoted to each of the subjects chosen for volume three include:; 1. The Agony in the Garden (Luke 22:39-46) Fra Angelico, Agony in the Garden, 1440-1453. Fresco. Cell 34. Convent of San Marco, Florence.; 2. The Way to Calvary and the Daughters of Jerusalem (Luke 23:26-31). Giorgio Vasari, Way to Calvary, c. 1572, S. Croce, Florence; 3. The Crucifixion and the Penitent Thief (Luke 23:32-43), Giovanni Stradano, Crucifixion, 1569, SS. Annunziata, Florence; 4. The Supper at Emmaus (Luke 24:28-35); Caravaggio, Supper at Emmaus, 1598-99, National Gallery, London; A final chapter, "Luke/Not Luke," will serve as a conclusion to the entire trilogy and will reflect on the reasons for including (or excluding) certain themes and paintings in the project.

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/12/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780567026965
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780567026965
  • weight: 358
  • ISBN10: 0567026965

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