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Ada Group

Ada Group  

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Term applied to a group of stylistically related Carolingian manuscripts from the Middle Rhine region; they take their name from the Ada Gospels (Stadtbibliothek, Trier), which has a dedication to ...
Anna Brownell Jameson

Anna Brownell Jameson  

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(b Dublin, 19 May 1794; d Ealing, Middlesex [now in Greater London], 17 Mar. 1860).British writer, daughter of an Irish miniaturist, Denis Brownell Murphy (d 1842), who moved to England in 1798. Her ...
antique

antique  

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Pertaining to Graeco-Roman Antiquity, or the Classical civilizations of the Graeco-Roman world.
art

art  

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It has been said that while the Greeks taught the holiness of beauty, the Hebrews taught the beauty of holiness. This is an unfortunate generalization, although it is true to say that the ancient. ...
art History

art History  

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An academic discipline which, as its name implies, is concerned with the historical study of art in all its manifestations throughout the ages to the present day. Its origins can be traced back to ...
Ascension

Ascension  

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In Christian belief, the ascent of Christ into heaven on the fortieth day after the Resurrection. Ascension Day is the Thursday 40 days after Easter, on which Christ's Ascension is celebrated in the ...
auteur theory

auteur theory  

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A perspective on cinema in which the director is seen as the author of a film, which is seen as an artwork reflecting their distinctive personality, vision, point of view, and aesthetic style. This ...
catacomb

catacomb  

[MC]An underground cemetery comprising a complex of passageways, burial niches, and recessed chambers cut into the living rock. Established during imperial times in Rome, the catacombs later came to ...
Christian archaeology

Christian archaeology  

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The phrase commonly denotes the study of the monuments, as distinct from the documents, of early Christianity for the light they can throw on the thought and religious life of the Church, especially ...
Colloquy of Montbéliard

Colloquy of Montbéliard  

This colloquy was held in the town and country of Montbéliard in the duchy of Württemberg in 1586 between Reformed leader Théodore de Bèze and Lutheran theologian Jakob Andreae. The ...
Dattātreya

Dattātreya  

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A Hindu sage or god-figure. In the Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa, Dattātreya appears as an antinomian sage. In other purāṇas he is listed among the avatāras of Viṣṇu. Iconography depicts him with three heads, ...
death's head

death's head  

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The figure of the death's head has been a prominent symbol of human mortality and the vanity of life in Western culture. Whether it appears in the hands of Shakespeare's ...
Dhamma-cakka

Dhamma-cakka  

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(Pālī, Skt.).‘The Wheel of the Doctrine’. The motif of the many-spoked wheel is the distinctive symbol of Buddhism. It originally signified the Buddha's act of proclaiming his doctrine (dharma) ...
Dionysius of Fourna

Dionysius of Fourna  

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(b Fourna [Fournás], Greece, c.1670; d c.1744).Greek painter and writer on art. A monk, he worked in Constantinople, at Mount Athos, and elsewhere. Several paintings by him survive, but ...
Early Christian art

Early Christian art  

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Term generally applied to Christian art from the 3rd century ad until about 750, particularly in Italy and the western Mediterranean. The art of the Eastern empire during this time is termed ...
emblem

emblem  

A heraldic device or symbolic object as a distinctive badge of a nation, organization, or family. The word is recorded from the late 16th century (as a verb), and comes from Latin emblema ‘inlaid ...
emblem book

emblem book  

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An emblem usually refers to a genre of verbal–pictorial art which is particularly associated with the Renaissance.The first emblem book, the Emblematum Liber of Alciati (or Alciato), was published in ...
Émile Mâle

Émile Mâle  

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(b Commentry, 2 Jun. 1862; d Chaalis, Oise, 6 Oct. 1954).French art historian. A pioneer in the study of French medieval art, he became professor of the history of ...
Erwin Panofsky

Erwin Panofsky  

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(b Hanover, 30 Mar. 1892; d Princeton, 14 Mar. 1968).German-American art historian, a professor at Hamburg University 1926–33, until dismissed by the Nazis. In 1934 he settled in the USA, where he ...
film genres

film genres  

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The ways in which the film industry, critics, academics, and audiences classify film, forming structures that shape the production and marketing of particular films and manage the expectations of ...

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