Painting the Text: The Artist as Biblical Interpreter

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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 ...

Painting the Text: The Artist as Biblical Interpreter 2009, Sheffield Phoenix Press, Sheffield

ISBN-13: 9781906055929

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Painting the Text: The Artist as Biblical Interpreter 2007, Sheffield Phoenix Press Ltd

ISBN-13: 9781905048366

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