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Bibil Identifier bibil:213787
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Painting the Text
Title (English, ) The Artist as Biblical Interpreter
Author O'Kane, Martin
Series The Bible in the Modern World (Volume: 8)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2007
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2007
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 72735
Place 267
Publishing house Sheffield Phoenix Press
Place Sheffield
ISBN 978-1-906055-92-9
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiv Pages
234 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract In this masterly work, Martin O'Kane shows artists at work as readers of the Bible and not simply as illustrators of biblical scenes. The painter's eye commonly sees nuances and subtleties of plot and characterization in the biblical text that traditional biblical criticism has overlooked. Focussing in fine detail on some well-known biblical themes--the deception of Isaac, the depiction of Isaiah's suffering servant, the visit of the Magi and the flight into Egypt, among others--O'Kane argues that modern readers need the artist's exegetical insight and engagement to fully appreciate the text. Ranging widely over mediaeval, Renaissance and modern art, the author situates his work within the hermeneutical aesthetics of Hans-Georg Gadamer, Mieke Bal and Paolo Bernini. Some 30 images are reproduced in the text.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Art
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Iconography
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