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New Image Painting

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

A vague term applied since the late 1970s to the work of certain painters who employ a strident figurative style, often with cartoon-like imagery and abrasive handling owing something to...

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Landscape and Map—Visual Representations of Mount Putuo

Marcus Bingenheimer.

in Island of Guanyin

May 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Buddhism. 7418 words.

This chapter illustrates how maps and paintings of Mount Putuo reveal dimensions of the religious development of the island that are not visible in text. Exhibit 1 discusses the earliest...

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Critique of Kamakura Buddhism

Haruko Wakabayashi.

in The Seven Tengu Scrolls

April 2012; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Buddhism. 9697 words.

This chapter discusses the use of tengu images to critique Buddhism during the Kamakura. A careful look at the scrolls reveals that the author makes distinctions between anti-Buddhist and t...

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Nominalism, Naturalism, and the Intensification of Passion Piety

Richard Viladesau.

in The Beauty of the Cross

December 2005; p ublished online February 2006 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 17128 words.

The fresco of the crucifixion by Giotto in the Arena chapel represents the beginning of naturalism in Western painting. The theology of the cross during this period shows the increasing...

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in Beauty and Revelation in the Thought of Saint Augustine

August 1992; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 17839 words.

Love of God in this life is inseparable from hope for Augustine. It is a movement of desire and longing for an ultimate goal: sight or knowledge. Augustine's teaching on the beauty of...

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Avant-Garde Lot’s Wife: Natalia Goncharova’s Salt Pillars and the Rebirth of Hospitality

Lowell Gallagher.

in Sodomscapes

June 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 11731 words.

Chapter four shows how the innovative treatment of the flight from Sodom by the avant-garde Russian painter Natal’ia Goncharova (1881-1962) presents a figural merger of messianic...

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Early Christian Art

Robin Jensen.

in Biblical Studies

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 8311 words.

Most scholars agree that Christian art first appeared around the end of the 2nd century or the beginning of the 3rd century. Among these earliest examples are the wall paintings and...

Humanist Travel Writing ascent of empiricism and the on the spot

Peter Gottschalk.

in Religion, Science, and Empire

December 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 18928 words.

A different set of travelogues, influenced more by the empiricism of a burgeoning scientism, diverged from the theologically motivated examples of this genre investigated in the previous...

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Maryam, Mother of `Isa

Robert C. Gregg.

in Shared Stories, Rival Tellings

October 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 18116 words.

The only woman named in the Qur’an, Maryam’s importance in Islamic tradition and piety is great. Interpreters’ expansions of qur’anic themes chastise Jewish denigrations of her, and...

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Cain and Abel Christianized

Robert C. Gregg.

in Shared Stories, Rival Tellings

October 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 13818 words.

Several references to the Cain–Abel clash occur in the New Testament. Because of Abel’s righteousness Cain murdered him (c.f., 1 John 3:12) and in Matthew 23:29–36, Jesus predicts that...

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Mathematics, Reality, and God

Paul A. Schweitzer.

in Teaching the Tradition

February 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 9284 words.

Simplicity and symmetry are the heart of beauty in mathematics. Beauty often motivates mathematicians and physicists. Einstein said that his theory of general relativity had to be true...

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Art and Religion in Ancient Greece and Rome

Robin Osborne and Caroline Vout.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: History of Religion; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music. 11534 words.

One of the challenges shared across cultures and faiths is the intangible, ineffable nature of the divine. One problematic, yet theologically productive, solution to this problem is to...

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The Bible and Iconography

Albert C. Labriola.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible

January 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Subjects in Art; Religious Studies. 11670 words.

In line with its Greek etymology, ‘iconography’ refers to all forms of visual images, including any material means of artistic representation. Religious iconography typically refers to...

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Islam, Art, and Depictions of Prophets

Rachel Milstein.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online June 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Islam; Religious Studies; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music. 9563 words.

The history of figurative painting in Islamic lands, although limited to certain regions and periods, includes a meaningful variety of saintly iconographies, mostly as book illustrations....

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Image Consecrations

Cameron Warner.

in Buddhism

P ublished online April 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhism; Zen Buddhism. 3775 words.

Buddhists erect shrines within monasteries and temples, at home, or even in the workplace in order to have a proper context for performing rituals. Representations of the body (images),...

Political Art and Posters

Shaoqian Zhang.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online August 2018 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 17343 words.

Underlying all political arts and posters are questions about social-political culture and its creation of visual art. Consequently, more and more scholars have taken an interdisciplinary...