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Christian Art: A Very Short Introduction
OUP Oxford (2004)

Christian images have a long history within the Western art tradition from the narrative and...

Symbol and Image in Celtic Religious Art

First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

This volume offers 37 original essays from leading scholars on the crucial topics, issues, methods,...


After staying in Milan for his apprenticeship, Michelangelo da Caravaggio arrived in Rome in 1592....

Subtle Bodies: Representing Angels in Byzantium

Subtle Bodies

Representing Angels in Byzantium

Throughout the course of Byzantine history, Christian doctrine taught that angels have a powerful...

Pilgrimage to the End of the World: The Road to Santiago de Compostela

Pilgrimage to the End of the World

The Road to Santiago de Compostela

Traveling two and a half months and one thousand miles along the ancient route through southern...


Raphael was the artist who most closely resembled Pheidias. The Greeks said that the latter invented...

Baroque Art

The Baroque period lasted from the beginning of the seventeenth century to the middle of the...

Byzantine Art

For more than a millennium, from its creation in 330 CE until its fall in 1453, the Byzantine Empire...

Romanesque Art

In art history, the term ‘Romanesque art’ distinguishes the period between the beginning of the 11th...