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Inhaltsangabe: This pictorial album of 20 women of the Bible, from Eve to Mary, celebrated for their courage, their independence of spirit and the stories that surround them. For centuries, these women have figured prominently in art and culture as symbols of courage and strength: Judith, elegantly portrayed by Giorgoine, saves her city by killing the enemy, General Holofernes; and the innocence of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, shines out from Fillippo Lippi's tender painting of mother and child. The stories of Delilah, Salome and Bathsheba illustrate beauty's power to deceive and enslave. Temptresses, heroines, saviours of their people - the women of the Bible springs to life in this collection of great portraits, matched with Carole Armstrong's re-tellings. Each spread carries a brief commentary on the painting shown, and full details appear in the four-page picture index.
From Kirkus Reviews: Armstrong (Lives and Legends of the Saints, 1995, etc.) continues her felicitous union of celebrated paintings with stories from the religious tradition, this time relating the achievements of a series of women in brief, biographical sketches and presenting their portraits by medieval, Renaissance, or 17-century artists from Cranach to Rogier van der Weyden. This handsome volume brings to life the actions of women in arenas as seemingly disparate as the domestic and the international, the traditionally nurturant and the politically (and so ruthlessly) expedient. Of the 22 women featured, 13 are from the Old Testament (Eve, Hagar, Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, Leah, Deborah, Delilah, Ruth, Naomi, Abigail, Bathsheba, Esther), 2 are from the Apocrypha (Judith, Susanna), and 7 are from the New Testament (Elisabeth, the Virgin Mary, Herodias, Salome, Lazarus's Martha and Mary, Mary Magdalene). A paragraph of critical appreciation of the paintingappearing in high-quality reproduction concludes the text of every spread; succinct bibliographic information appears in a final pictorial index. The book will entice both students of religion and of art history to further study, yet it stands so sturdily on its own as a satisfying survey that it's difficult to conceive of the forum in which it would not be welcome. (Nonfiction. 4-8) -- Copyright ©1998, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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