Sunday, December 29, 2013

SACRED VISIONS: Nineteenth-Century Biblical Art (slideshow)

François-Joseph Navez (Belgian, 1787-1869)
The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist and Saint Elizabeth, 1823
Oil on canvas, 53 15/16 x 42 1/8 in.
Dahesh Museum of Art, New York. 2001.18

Sacred Visions

Nineteenth-Century Biblical Art from the Dahesh Museum Collection

OCTOBER 18, 2013–FEBRUARY 16, 2014

Comprised of approximately 30 works of art, Sacred Visions: Nineteenth-Century Biblical Art from the Dahesh Museum Collection highlights how biblical subject matter was embraced within the academies of 19th-century Europe. Historically ranked at the top of the Academy’s hierarchy of genres, biblical depictions of both Old and New Testament subjects enjoyed a resurgence in the 19th century. This renewed interest may be attributed to several factors, including the developing field of biblical archaeology and the advent of photography, which produced travel books of the Holy Land. During this century of political and religious upheaval, artists - and the larger societies of which they were a part - looked to the Bible to provide inspiration, often in the form of allegory, for contemporary circumstances.

Thanks to MOBiA, Museum of Biblical Art, New York, sidebar

See the slideslow:

St. Alban English Mission, is a outreach project of The Episcopal Diocese of Guatemala, IARCA
The Most Reverend Armando Guerra Soria, Rector and Primate
The Reverend Ricardo Frohmader, associate minister

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