The artworks are made with different mediums, Christ as the Good Shepherd fashioned with mosaic and the interior paintings of the Dura- Europos Synagogue created with tempera on plaster. In both artworks, one of the subjects is wearing royal purple (Christ in Christ as the Good Shepherd and David in one of the Dura- Europos Synagogue panels). Both artworks also exhibit Biblical portrayals and feature
Thus, he gives a clue to the iconographic program of the decoration of the Chora. This, except from a few points, is on the whole conservative. For him, there was one area in which not only originality, but even involvement was to be avoided: the area of
Louvre. (article) Anthony Van Dyck was a famous leading court painter in England. He was particularly well known for redefining the iconographical style as well as his fresh approach to new color schemes. Furthermore he also painted biblical and mythological subjects and was an accomplished engraver in his own
The Altar is the most religious part of the whole church and it is separated by a screen from the rest of the church. The Christians use this place to celebrate the Eucharist. During this time they serve bread and wine because Jesus gave bread and wine to his disciples, the bread symbolize is body while the wine symbolize his blood. some Christians believe the ceremony is just a figurative while others believe the bread and wine is Jesus ' body and blood. the pulpit is where the pastor stand to give a sermon based on the Bible.
Giotto’s The Entry into Jerusalem and Duccio’s painting of the same title are extremely similar in appearance. Both artists are very aware of the spacing of everything in their paintings. In each, Christ is standing between two groups of people but is closer to one than the other. The positioning of the people on both sides and those in the trees are nearly the same as well. Both artists put forth a lot of effort into detail of the figures in the paintings.
For example, God is the creator of all men, women, heaven, and earth, making him the most powerful and important man known. Therefore, if the painting is set up like a pyramid god in on top, being the most important, and Adam on the bottom being the least
On this side of the Palette there are three scenes. In the first picture King Narmer is pictured again but this time he’s wearing the red crown of Lower Egypt. He’s also again pictured as the largest figure among all the others. It’s very evident that he’s important on this side if the palette as well. To the left of him is again his sandal bearer and in front of him a new figure, a female called Tjet who is holding a scepter.
The right angel was painted was painted by Andrea Verrocchio and seems to not be paying any attention to anything that is happening to him. But the angel on the right, that Leonardo painted is looking in the direction of Jesus and John the Baptist; signifying that the event occurring in the center is the main focus of the painting. The hair on the angel on the right is the most noticeable between what Leonardo painted versus what Verrocchio painted. Verrocchio painted the hair of Christ, which has consistency through the brush strokes, but that is not the case in Leonardo’s angel; Leonardo’s angel has beautiful hair, with short brush strokes the curls are exceptional for anyone; even though some consider it to still contain an inexperienced painter’s skill. According to the article, “Leonardo’s Touch in The Baptism of Christ” by leonardoresearch.com (n.d.)
The shepherds are not really the focus of the painting, they are not detailed like Jesus and the angel are. To me all of his painting were inspiring because they are all religious. I was also drawn to his painting of Jesus Healing the Blind, it is wonderful and colorful also. I was moved by how Jesus was healing the blind and the look on the other people faces of
His clothes symbolize the similarity between him and the clergy of the Church: they both share the word of God. They are both wearing very loose fitting clothing that have many folds. The Holy Trinity is represented here by God, baby Jesus carrying his cross, and a dove, often a symbol of the Holy Spirit. They are all connected by seven rays of light, flowing directly from God’s mouth onto Mary. The seven rays represent the seven days it took God to create the universe.
In this church is the infamous Golden Altar. After being covered in black paint to hide it from the Pirates, it was rediscovered. Unlike the two previous works of art, the Golden Altar connects with the back of the Maesta. Both the Golden Altar and the Maesta focus on Jesus as the main point. In the middle of both works is a representation of the crucifixion of Christ.
The scripture texts mention Jesus as one who breaks all walls that divide humans under certain categories or label them with captions. In other words, if we are able to see God’s love manifest in the love of Christ, we would be able to understand the love of God too. On the other hand, Burton Z. Cooper states that “God has acted in Christ to redeem us.” This satisfies Jesus’ claim that our faith in Christ will help us be one in Christ as he is one in the Father, as mentioned in John 14:20.