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Church Wall Paintings in Early Christianity

Visual Analysis and Discussion of a Work of Art

***** found ***** the churches and remains of churches of early ***** is an expression of the morals and beliefs of the ***** Chr*****tian Church and doctrine. Looking to the work titled "fresco wall painting in the apse ***** a church," depicts a scene of ***** risen Christ who is ********** the *****, the angels in heaven, and first and beyond all other earthly creatures. The *****, in addition to being art, is a v*****ual rendering ***** the doctrine and faith, and, in early Christianity, art on church walls, accord*****g to Pamela Sheingorn's (DATE) translati***** of The Book of Sainte Foy, and Rudolph Carel Goldschmidt (1940), served ***** create a pictorial for those individuals not able to read. Thus, when we look at early ********** on the walls of churches, such as th***** mentioned above, ***** see not just that which serves ***** remind ***** viewer that Christ is over the church, one looks up to view Chr*****t; but also an image that captures ***** winged cow, so ***** the viewer knows, too, that Christ st*****ds as the authority over paganism. ***** is, ***** depicted by the figure at ***** "foundation" ***** the church wall, ***** foundation, the building, and over it.

***** the painted scenes and figures on the plaster *****s were in better condition, we ***** a brilliance in the colors whose beauty would serve to *****spire a***** in the **********. The sense of awe helps the viewer underst***** the ***** of that ***** faith inspires, and to exemplify the ultimate sensation, ***** of the truth in the sacrifice made on behalf of Christians. Once the viewer, presumably many ***** whom ***** unable to read, was drawn by the vibrancy of the ***** above and around them, then they would beg***** to more closely examine the specific images.

***** see ***** the figure of Christ is dressed in traditional Jewish garb bearing weaved patterns that are found in early depictions of the life of Christ. Except for the cobalt blue color of the sky, the colors are earth t*****s, ***** easily obtained by early artis*****. There is less emphasis on the exactness of ***** physical facial features of *****. The greater emphasis, thus, is not on the image itself, but on ***** Word of God, which is contained in the book resting on the knee of Christ. There is, *****, an *****gel near Jesus, who, too, holds a *****, presumably the ***** of *****.

***** surface ********** which the images ***** painted has given way to time, ***** there is substantial flaking causing a loss of much of the peripheral images. The spaciousness of ***** ceiling image of Christ seated above the church, gives a sense of the vastness ***** which ***** rules the ********** and earth. The images directly beneath Christ, appearing above the *****ation of ***** *****, appear to be the ***** who ***** God, because they are not in the


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