The Image of Christ Paperback

Catalogue of the Exhibition "Seeing Salvation"

by Gabriele Finaldi; Neil MacGregor;


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The Image of Christ

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Rather than presenting a life of Christ in art, this beautiful book explores the challenges facing artists when representing Jesus - God who became a man. It traces how the image of Christ that we recognize 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 book 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 it also shows how images of his suffering convey a cosmic, as well as personal, significance. The moments of Christ's life become, through art, archetypes of all human experience: Christ nursed by the Virgin expresses the feelings of love every mother has for her child; Christ mocked is innocence beset by violence. A reissue of a successful book (first published in 2000), "The Image of Christ" is an essential volume for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of European art, in which Christian subjects have featured so prominently.

The Image of Christ by Gabriele Finaldi; Neil MacGregor was published by National Gallery Company Ltd in February 2000 and is our 40467th best seller. The ISBN for The Image of Christ is 9781857092929.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherNational Gallery Company Ltd (February 2000)
EditionRe-issue
Weight960g
Number of Pages224
Thickness20 mm
Height248 mm
Width248 mm
ISBN9781857092929
ISBN-101857092929
Product Code1201724
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