By Terry Glaspey
A few of the maximum painters, musicians, architects, writers, filmmakers, and poets have taken their idea from their religion and impacted hundreds of thousands of individuals with their beautiful creations. Now readers can realize the tales in the back of seventy-five of those masterpieces and the artists who created them. From the artwork of the Roman catacombs to Rembrandt to Makoto Fujimura; from Gregorian Chant to Bach to U2; from John Bunyan and John Donne to Flannery O'Connor and Frederick Buechner; this ebook unveils the wealthy and sundry inventive background left by way of believers who have been masters at their craft.
Author and historian Terry Glaspey stocks the soaking up real tales at the back of those masterpieces and is helping readers see the interesting information they could have overlooked. by means of searching through the eyes of those artistic artists, readers will achieve deeper views concerning the human situation, the Christian tale, and their very own non secular lives.
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The Complete Stories, Flannery O’Connor (short stories, 1971) 292 65. Only Visiting This Planet, Larry Norman (recording, 1972) 296 66. Symphony no. 3, The Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, Henryk Górecki (classical music, 1976) 301 67. Dancing in the Dragon’s Jaws, Bruce Cockburn (recording, 1979) 305 68. The Second Coming, Walker Percy (novel, 1980) 310 69. The Last Supper, Sadao Watanabe (print, 1981) 315 70. Godric, Frederick Buechner (novel, 1981) 320 71. Infidels, Bob Dylan (recording, 1983) 324 72.
Every artist should read this book. ” —Nicole Johnson, author, dramatist for Women of Faith “In 75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know, Terry Glaspey traces the scarlet thread of Christian thought through the ages, following it through the veins of fine art, music, poetry, and architecture. Expounding upon the historical significance of each masterpiece, and including stunning images, Glaspey opens the vault, showing us the treasures of our Christian artistic heritage. A page-turner from the start, 75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know exposes us to the uncommon beauty birthed by the uncommon men and women of faith.
It is high and holy art combined with a deep humanity. It contains an abundance of the ornate and beautiful, rich in symbol and meaning, but with little touches that make us smile. One medieval writer gives witness of how greatly The Book of Kells moved him: Fine craftsmanship is all about you, but you might not notice it. Look more keenly at it and you will penetrate to the very shrine of art. You will make out intricacies, so delicate and subtle, so exact and compact, so full of knots and links, with colors so fresh and vivid, that you might say that this was the work of an angel, and not of a man.
75 masterpieces every Christian should know : the fascinating stories behind great works of art, literature, music, and film by Terry Glaspey