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Sister Wendy's Bible Treasury: Stories and Wisdom through the Eyes of Great Painters

Sister Wendy Beckett

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ISBN 10: 1570759723 / ISBN 13: 9781570759727
Published by Orbis Books, 2012
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Title: Sister Wendy's Bible Treasury: Stories and ...

Publisher: Orbis Books

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

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From the majesty of Genesis to the mystery of Revelation, the Bible contains some of the world s most powerful stories and sublime wisdom. It is also the inspiration for some of the greatest pictures ever painted. Adam and Even expelled from Paradise, Jacob wrestling with the angel, God appearing to Moses in the burning bush, Samson betrayed by Delilah, David slaying Goliath, the beauty of Bathsheba, the wisdom of Solomon; these are among the dramatic episodes and memorable characters from the Old Testament, portrayed here by artists such as Masaccio, Raphael, Rubens, Degas, and Rembrandt.

Then, in the New Testament, the figure of Jesus takes center stage, with his compelling parables and miracles depicted by artists such as Poussin, Delacroix, and van Gogh, and with major events in his ministry from the Nativity to the Resurrection painted by Botticelli, Piero, Duccio, Leonardo, Giotto, Titian, and Craigie Atchison. Commenting on these and many other works, Sister Wendy takes you on a journey into the heart of the Bible and of biblical art, making this a book you will want to turn to again and again.

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Sister Wendy Beckett is the author of the internationally bestselling The Story of Painting (Dowling Kindersley 1997) and a frequent presenter of programs on art for the BBC. Her most recent books include Real Presence and Encounters with God. Formerly a Sister of Notre Dame, Sister Wendy has lived since 1979 as a contemplative nun within the grounds of a Carmelite Monastery in Norfolk, England.

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