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 “A Goodly Portion of Painters and Artists”: Visual Arts

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167115
eISBN:
9780199785599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Portraiture was the first painterly genre. History paintings and the panorama then evolved. A Paris Art Mission showed unusual official support for art, but most patronage was limited to temple ... More


How to Save the Wall Paintings of Dayr al-Shuhada and Dayr al-Fakhuri

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Many activities during the last fifteen years have been carried out to discover or conserve the Coptic murals. These activities have been sponsored by Dutch, French, Polish, and American (ARCE) ... More


Visualizing a Buddhist Sutra: Text and Figure in Himalayan Art

Laxman S. Thakur

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673142
eISBN:
9780199081943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673142.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book discusses the analysis of Gaṇḍavyūhasūtra.The Gaṇḍavyūhasūtra is a grand scripture covering a number of complicated themes and intricate Buddhist ideas. The study is confined to the ... More


Mitigating Murals and Loyalist Cultural Innovation

Lee A. Smithey

in Unionists, Loyalists, and Conflict Transformation in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195395877
eISBN:
9780199914470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395877.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Murals in Northern Ireland provide a useful public practice through which to observe incremental adjustments in the expression and configuration of ethnopolitical identity. The growth of mural ... More


Diana L. Linden, <i>Ben Shahn’s New Deal Murals: Jewish Identity in the American Scene</i>. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2015. xi + 170 pp.

Richard I. Cohen (ed.)

in Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190912628
eISBN:
9780190912659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912628.003.0027
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews the book Ben Shahn’s New Deal Murals: Jewish Identity in the American Scene (2015), by Diana L. Linden. Ben Shahn’s New Deal Murals is about Ben Shahn, whom Linden considers an ... More


Reconstructing the Landscape: Epigraphic Sources for the Christian Fayoum

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter aims to reconstruct the Fayoum Oasis landscape based on epigraphic sources for the Christian Fayoum. The mapping of epigraphic evidence involves stocktaking, the collection of artefacts, ... More


The Hermitages in the Desert of Esna

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Institut français d'archéologie orientale in Cairo (IFAO) carried out two excavation campaigns in the underground hermitages located approximately six kilometers west of Esna. A broad band of ... More


Catholic Studies and the Sacramental Imaginary: New Directions in Catholic Humanism

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter demonstrates how the “Catholic imagination” mode of interpretation might better serve what the philosopher Charles Taylor calls the “social imaginary.” It suggests that the prevailing ... More


Conservation of Mural Paintings in the Coptic Museum

Michael Jones

in Christianity and Monasticism in Northern Egypt: Beni Suef, Giza, Cairo, and the Nile Delta

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167775
eISBN:
9781617978203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167775.003.0026
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes the preservation efforts undertaken by the American Research Center in Egypt on the famous murals, preserved in the Cairo Coptic Museum, which were originally excavated in Apa ... More


Funerary Aspects in the Paintings from the Apollo Monastery at Bawit

Karel Innemée

in Christianity and Monasticism in Middle Egypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774166631
eISBN:
9781617976551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166631.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The excavations at Bawit by Jean Clédat, Chassinat, Palanque, and Gaston Maspero in the beginning of the twentieth century were carried out according to the standards of those days, and the material ... More


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