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What makes a work of art Christian - is it in the eye of the artist or the viewer? How was Christian art created and sustained over two millennia? And what is its relationship to the art of other great world religions? These are some of the fascinating questions discussed in this innovative and thoughtful book about our understanding of Christian art today, in which the author treats the art as a response to universal human themes: relationships between women and men, food as an expression of friendship, refugees seeking asylum, coping with old age. Drawing extensively on the international collections of the British Museum, these contemporary themes are followed through a wide range of objects, from pilgrim tokens to ivory figurines and gold and enamel reliquaries, and from a rich selection of prints and drawings to Byzantine, Greek and Russian icons. Stunning examples of the decorative arts yield original and lesser-known Christian iconography as well as significant paintings and chur
Product code: cmc50536
Price category: £10 to £25
Title: Christian Art
Author: Rowena Loverance
Number of pages: 248
llustrations: 160 colour
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