Death and Resurrection in Art

Author(s): Enrico De Pascale; J. Paul Getty Museum Staff (Contribution by)

arts, darkly

As one of the unavoidable realities of human existence, death is also one of the oldest and most common themes in the history of art. From Egyptian tomb paintings and battle scenes on Greek vases by anonymous artists, to depictions of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus by the great Renaissance masters, to contemporary encounters with these subjects by such artists as Damien Hirst and Andres Serrano, the contents of this book highlight three thousand years of the iconography of death and resurrection. While focusing on the Western artistic tradition, the book also includes many artworks from Asia, Africa, and Oceania. De Pascale explores depictions of these two subjects thematically, through chapters on violent death, ceremonial tributes to the departed, allegorical depictions of death, and the journey to the afterlife. The book concludes with an examination of symbolic representations of the victory of life over death. [see page 187, FALL 08 CATALOG, for style] Also in the series: The History of the Church in Art 978-0-89236-936-2 $24.95 (03), paperback Food and Feasting in Art 978-0-89236-914-0 $24.95 (03), paperback Astrology, Magic, and Alchemy in Art 978-0-89236-907-2 $24.95 (03), paperback Gardens in Art 978-0-89236-885-3 $24.95 (03), paperback Artists' Techniques and Materials 978-0-89236-860-0 $24.95 (03), paperback Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church 978-0-89236-845-7 $24.95 (03), paperback Angels and Demons in Art 978-0-89236-830-3 $24.95 (03), paperback Symbols and Allegories in Art 978-0-89236-818-1 $24.95 (03), paperback Old Testament Figures in Art 978-0-89236-745-0 $24.95 (03), paperback Nature and Its Symbols 978-0-89236-772-6 $24.95 (03), paperback Gospel Figures in Art 978-0-89236-727-6 $24.95 (03), paperback Saints in Art 978-0-89236-717-7 $24.95 (03), paperback Gods and Heroes in Art 978-0-89236-702-3 $24.95 (03), paperback


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  • : 9780892369478
  • : Getty Publications
  • : J. Paul Getty Museum
  • : March 2009
  • : books

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  • : Enrico De Pascale; J. Paul Getty Museum Staff (Contribution by)
  • : Paperback
  • : 384