Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-20 of 169 items

  • Keywords: paintings x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Who Set You Flowin?: The African-American Migration Narrative

Farah Jasmine Griffin

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195088960
eISBN:
9780199855148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195088960.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book is the first sustained study of migration as it is portrayed in African American literature, letters, music, and painting. It identifies the “migration narrative” as a dominant African ... More


 “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


Images and Imagination

Andy Rotman

in Thus I Have Seen: Visualizing Faith in Early Indian Buddhism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366150
eISBN:
9780199867882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366150.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 8 reflects further on the role of images in Buddhist worship, and what the sculptures and paintings on Buddhist monuments in South Asia may be able to tell us about the ways of seeing of ... More


Representations

Ida Östenberg

in Staging the World: Spoils, Captives, and Representations in the Roman Triumphal Procession

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199215973
eISBN:
9780191706851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215973.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

It is generally assumed that a ‘triumphal painting’ glorified and commemorated the general's martial deeds by way of a twofold display: first in his triumphal procession, later in a temple or a ... 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


Introduction: The Problem of Sacrificing Gods

Kimberley Christine Patton

in Religion of the Gods: Ritual, Paradox, and Reflexivity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195091069
eISBN:
9780199871568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091069.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the possible meanings of images of gods performing religious rituals, which was prompted by vase painting ascribed to the Berlin painter, one of ... More


 Is Libation Sacrifice?

Kimberley Christine Patton

in Religion of the Gods: Ritual, Paradox, and Reflexivity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195091069
eISBN:
9780199871568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091069.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter considers the question of how best to understand the ancient Greek ceremony of libation within its religious context. Questions addressed include: What kind of an offering was libation, ... More


 “Terribly Strange and Paradoxical”: Literary Evidence of Sacrificing Gods

Kimberley Christine Patton

in Religion of the Gods: Ritual, Paradox, and Reflexivity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195091069
eISBN:
9780199871568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091069.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

There appears to be nothing in ancient Greek literature that sheds light on the possible religions meaning of gods pouring libations. Contemporaneous written interpretations of Olympian gods who pour ... More


The Origins of Chinese Mountain Painting: Evidence from Archaeology: ELSLEY ZEITLYN LECTURE ON CHINESE ARCHAEOLOGY AND CULTURE

JESSICA RAWSON

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 117: 2001 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262795
eISBN:
9780191753954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262795.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Mountainous landscapes, with massive crags and narrow fissures between rocks, through which water spouts, are among the principal subjects of paintings in China. This chapter addresses the question, ... More


How Homo Became Sapiens: On the evolution of thinking

Peter Gardenfors

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528517
eISBN:
9780191689543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528517.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Our ability to think is one of our most puzzling characteristics. What would it be like to be unable to think? What would it be like to lack self-awareness? The complexity of this activity is ... More


The Art of Reception: J. W. Waterhouse and the Painting of Desire in Victorian Britain

Simon Goldhill

in Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity: Art, Opera, Fiction, and the Proclamation of Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149844
eISBN:
9781400840076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149844.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how paintings depicting the classical past became a way of talking about—or not talking about—sexual desire by focusing on the art of John William Waterhouse. It considers four ... More


The Touch of Sappho

Simon Goldhill

in Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity: Art, Opera, Fiction, and the Proclamation of Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149844
eISBN:
9781400840076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149844.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines one of the paintings of Lawrence Alma-Tadema, which concerns the space of desire—a Greek scene, the gap between a man and a woman, the touch of a girl and a woman—and how this ... More


Death in Venice

Antoin E. Murphy

in John Law: Economic Theorist and Policy-maker

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286493
eISBN:
9780191596674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828649X.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Law's final years in Venice saw him continuing to persuade the French authorities to bring him back to France. He also continued to gamble and to build up an impressive collection of Old Masters’ ... More


Dangerous Ground

David Roessel

in In Byron's Shadow: Modern Greece in the English and American Imagination

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195143867
eISBN:
9780199871872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143867.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores the omnipresence of Byronic Greece in writing in English from 1833 to 1913. Byron's poetry became a mantra for entry into the “experience” of Greece with sites where, as late as ... More


Picture Libraries: Statues among the Books

Yun Lee Too

in The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199577804
eISBN:
9780191722912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577804.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Walk into an ancient library and you will see it adorned with artwork, statues, and paintings. Chapter 7 reads the relationship between art and text, seeing it as something that might effect ... More


Spare the Birds!: George Bird Grinnell and the First Audubon Society

Carolyn Merchant

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215458
eISBN:
9780300224924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215458.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

In 1887, a year after founding the Audubon Society, explorer and conservationist George Bird Grinnell launched The Audubon Magazine. The magazine constituted one of the first efforts to preserve bird ... More


The Aniconic Depicted: Stelai on Classical Vases

Milette Gaifman

in Aniconism in Greek Antiquity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645787
eISBN:
9780191741623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645787.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter turns from physical stone stelai, and their replications in relief, to representations of similar monuments on vase paintings of the classical period. Although the images seen here ... More


Nature and Architecture

Henry Maguire

in Nectar and Illusion: Nature in Byzantine Art and Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199766604
eISBN:
9780199950386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766604.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter discusses the role of architectural backgrounds depicted in post-iconoclastic mosaics and paintings, which acted as a symbolic language that substituted for the old symbols derived from ... More


The Poetry of Everyday Life: Storytelling and the Art of Awareness

Steve Zeitlin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501702358
eISBN:
9781501706370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702358.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This is a book of encounters. Part memoir, part essay, and partly a guide to maximizing a capacity for fulfillment and expression, this book taps into the artistic side of what we often take for ... More


Henry Howard the Poet Earl of Surrey: A Life

W. A. Sessions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186250
eISBN:
9780191674457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186250.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book provides a comprehensive biography of Henry Howard, Poet Earl of Surrey. It combines historical scholarship with close readings of poetic texts and Tudor paintings to explore Surrey's ... More


View: