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L’Annunciazione a Maria nell’arte d’Oriente e d’Occidente by Emanuela Fogliadini and Francois B’spflug was published by Jaca Books in October 2020.
The Annunciation to Mary is not the only Annunciation reported in the Bible, but it is undoubtedly the one that has experienced exceptional fortune in the history of Christian art, to the point of being a source of inspiration for a heritage of images of unparalleled richness. A heritage accumulated from the origins of Christian art to the present day and developed on all media and in all formats, in the East as in the West, and in all regions of the world united by the announcement of the Good News, of which the Annunciation it is, so to speak, the “gateway”. To help discover and appreciate this treasure of images, the authors have selected a representative sample of works from among those they considered most beautiful, most representative, most finely conceived and most worthy of attention and contemplation. Each of them is reproduced in full page and described in detail by a commentary text, through the use of historical sources that reconstruct their clients and recipients, their production and their function. The analysis of the works provides the interpretative elements for their reading and their full fruition, drawing them from theology, from the history of the liturgy and spirituality, as well as from the comparative history of religions, capable of offering illuminating parallels. Some of the very recent works examined have the merit of suggesting to the reader how the long history of the translation and transmission of the Gospel in images, both faithful and creatively innovative, continues over time, far from complete. The book contains a work by Nikola Sario from the Cycle of Life.
Available from bookshops (ISBN 9788816606272). Italian Edition.
- 978-3-9817939-3-2Publication „Zyklus des Lebens“ All pictures of the “Cycle of Life” by Nikola Sarić accompanied by poems written specially to these works by Sytze de Vries, translated into German by P. Dietmar Dohrmann. Available in bookstores (ISBN 978-3-9817939-3-2) and directly here on the website. Shop
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La risurrezione di Cristo nell’arte d’Oriente e d’Occidente by Emanuela Fogliadini and François Bœspflug is a new publication at Jaca Book.
This book presents, in chronological order, a selection of 50 works of art from different eras, different geographical origins, in different techniques, made for various purposes. The oldest dates back to the 4th century and the most recent was painted in 2017 – by Nikola Sarić.
Available at bookstores (ISBN 9788816605916). Texts are in Italian language.
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Cruxifixion – La cruxifixion dans l’art – un sujet planétaire by Francois Bœspflug with Emanuela Fogliadini is published by Bayard on 30 October 2019.
The fruit of ten years of work, Crucifixion in art, from triumph to injury, sweeps through 2000 years of iconography of the Crucifixion, in the West and in the East.
It is my honour to say that the authors also extensively wrote about my works done on this theme (pages 380-383), including the image of Crucifixion from the “Cycle of Life”.
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