How To Read Bible Stories and Myths in Art

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How To Read Bible Stories and Myths in Art

In this highly visual volume, Patrick De Rynck presents readers with the history of Western civilisation, using masterpieces to illustrate how great painters depicted some of the best-known stories from the Bible and ancient mythology.

Presenting a cross-section of work, De Rynck examines how artists like Rubens, Rembrandt, and Titian re-rendered these scenes using their own experiences, ideas, and inspirations. How to Read Bible Stories and Myths in Art takes an all-encompassing look at a niche body of work and highlights how artists have managed to tap into our collective imagination with their representations.

Publisher Ludion
Number of pages 360
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Some book reviews
Amazon customer James Tabor
“That Rynck includes both Bible stories as well as figures from ‘mythology’, mostly Greek, makes it all the more fascinating as a comparative endeavor. I also like Rynck’s method. He focuses on a single painter/painting and then breaks it down into its components, trying to get at the innovations, intents, presuppositions, and interpretations of the artist, placing each in a wider art-history context. This is the kind of book one can ‘dip into’.”