The Image of Christ
'Engaging . . . a novel approach to [a] seemingly familiar subject . . . insightful' - Religious Studies Review
This beautiful companion book to an exhibition at London's National Gallery in 2000 explores the challenges facing artists when representing Jesus. It traces how the image of Christ that we recognise today evolved over two millennia, from the earliest metaphorical symbols of the Shepherd, the Lamb and the Vine to the emergence of a 'true likeness'.
The Image of Christ elegantly describes how artists have conveyed the paradox of Christ's dual nature - human and divine, weak and powerful - in portrayals of his infancy, and how moments of Christ's life become, through art, archetypes of all human experience.
- Author: Gabriele Finaldi and Neil MacGregor
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Date published: February 2000
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1857092929
- Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 24.8 cm