Between God and Man : Angels in Italian Art

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-10-08
  • Publisher: Univ Pr of Mississippi
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With essays by Marco Bussagli, Cecilia Sica, and Roberta BernabeiMany have written about the nature and iconic function of angels, so much so that angels are among the most resonant figures representing religious culture throughout the world. These luminous and ethereal creatures are so prevalent in the collective imagination that artists of every period have drawn, painted, and sculpted them.Between God and Man: Angels in Italian Artpresents works by seminal Italian artists--including Titian, Filippo Lippi, Tiepolo, Botticini, and Solimena--of and about angels. This catalog documents an exhibition for which the Mississippi Museum of Art serves as the sole venue. The exhibition draws from significant collections in Italy, including the national museums of Rome, Ravenna, and Venice. More than 130 works of art in the exhibition are reproduced in full color, amply displaying how the angel figure has been depicted in various mediums and art periods, from the third century B.C. to the twenty-first century.The book includes essays by leading Italian art historians and scholars and a preface from Vatican Museums Director Francesco Buranelli.Between God and Manprovides an overview of how one of the world's most artistically revered cultures has represented a central figure in religious imagery.Francesco Buranelli is director of Vatican Museums and the curator of the exhibitionBetween God and Man: Angels in Italian Art. Robin C. Dietrick is curator of exhibitions at the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, where she organizes and designs exhibitions.

Table of Contents

About Annie Laurie Swaim Hearinp. 6
Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Prefacep. 8
Introductionp. 10
Angels: From Their Origins To The Middle Ages, Theology And Iconographyp. 12
Between God And Man: The World Of The Angels And Images Of A Path Between Heaven And Earthp. 23
The Image Of The Angel In The Contemporary Worldp. 28
Between God And Man: Angels In Italian Artp. 30
Angelic Ancestryp. 32
The Archangelsp. 54
Angels In The Old Testamentp. 67
Angels In The New Testamentp. 84
Angels In The Lives Of The Saintsp. 145
Angels Of Our Timesp. 171
Bibliographyp. 182
Checklistp. 184
Image Creditsp. 190
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