Jane Boyd - Philip F. Esler

Visuality and biblical text
Interpreting Velázquez’ «Christ with Martha and Mary» as a test case

2004, cm 22 x 30,5, 158 pp. con 8 ill. n.t. in b.n. e 27 tavv. n.t. a colori. Rilegato (Hardcover).

ISBN: 9788822253699

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How do we interpret paintings which concern biblical texts? In this book the artist Jane Boyd and biblical critic Philip Esler offer an entirely fresh set of answers to this question. They provide a new methodology for interpreting such paintings that integrates the three critical contexts (the biblical pre-text, the artist’s environment and today’s viewer), the relevant pictorial tradition, and the closest attention to how the artist has made the painting. They also reveal the technical secret buried in the composition of this particularly challenging work by Velázquez.
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