Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea

Picturing Mary Woman Mother Idea Iconic and devotional but also fraught with social and political significance the image of the Virgin Mary has shaped Western art since the sixth century Depictions of the Virgin Mary in art through

  • Title: Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea
  • Author: Timothy Verdon Melissa R Katz Amy Remensnyder Miri Rubin Kathryn Wat
  • ISBN: 9781857598957
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Iconic and devotional, but also fraught with social and political significance, the image of the Virgin Mary has shaped Western art since the sixth century Depictions of the Virgin Mary in art through the ages are examined from a unique combination of Christian, Jewish, Muslim and contemporary art historical perspectives The thought provoking texts examine Mary s image aIconic and devotional, but also fraught with social and political significance, the image of the Virgin Mary has shaped Western art since the sixth century Depictions of the Virgin Mary in art through the ages are examined from a unique combination of Christian, Jewish, Muslim and contemporary art historical perspectives The thought provoking texts examine Mary s image as an enthroned queen, a tender young mother and a pious woman, demonstrating how her personification of womanhood has resonated throughout history to the present day.

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    1. I came across this after reading about the exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in their journal/magazine. It included great essays and a very inclusive catalog and was an enjoyable read. For an art historian it was a little too touchy-feely and lacking in analysis of the iconography and symbolism, and also repetitive throughout the essays - though there was probably no coordination between the authors, so this makes sense. Still, it led to a number of other resources I'd like to [...]

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