Essay - Church Wall Paintings in Early Christianity Visual Analysis and Discussion...


1 2
Copyright Notice

Church Wall Paintings in Early Christianity

Visual Analysis and Discussion of a Work of Art

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

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

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

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

. . . . [END OF TERM PAPER PREVIEW]

Download full paper (and others like it)    |    Order a one-of-a-kind, custom-written paper

Other topics that might interest you:

© 2001–2016   |   Thesis Paper about Church Wall Paintings in Early Christianity Visual Analysis and Discussion   |   Essays Examples