BYU Studies and the BYU Museum of Art announce their joint publication Art and Spirituality: The Visual Culture of Christian Faith. This collection of seventeen articles discusses a variety of topics on the interaction between religion and art.
Each article is an expansion of a presentation given at the BYU "Art, Belief, Meaning: Pious Pictures" symposium in 2006. Contributors discuss:
- how faith can coexist with modern art
- how temple architecture symbolizes Christ
- how and why artists portray Christ in certain familiar ways
- how Christ has been portrayed in film
and much more. Several articles discuss contemporary Latter-day Saints artists including Brian Kershisnik, Walter Rane, and Ron Richmond; others focus on masters such as Giotto, Caravaggio, and Chagall.
Art enthusiasts will especially enjoy this full-color book--320 pages loaded with 106 illustrations.