Little is known about Jesus beyond biblical accounts, though we do know more about the cultural and political context in which he lived.
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Dr. Kathleen Doyle introduces the characteristics and evolution of medieval biblical illumination, discussing the various functions of images in biblical texts, together with the use of different materials, calligraphic embellishments and stylistic influences.
Books of Hours were a popular feature of medieval Christianity in Europe. Dr Eleanor Jackson introduces their common features, uses and purposes, explaining features such as the Instruments of Christ’s Passion and the medieval veneration of saints.
The stories behind the art—a quick guide for understanding Byzantium's most common images.
Liturgy provided the script, architecture the set—and the altar sat center stage.
From the Annunciation to the Last Judgment, this handy guide explains key moments in Christian art.
Jesus is the central figure of this religion, but there are many sects—and great diversity of belief and practice.