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ERIC Number: ED251335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
History and Art: The Heart of Art.
Seiferth, Berniece B; And Others
Learning to appreciate religious art and to understand the interdependence of history and art are basic to the foundations of culture. Students need to be exposed to the art of the diverse adherents of all major religions in order to understand the beliefs and practices of others. Students can examine religious art from ancient times, including sacred spaces set aside to summon sacred deities (e.g., Stonehenge in England) and the drawings and paintings of animals found on the walls of caves in southwestern Europe. Students can also examine the effects that Christianity had upon sculpture, painting, churches, cathedrals, and stained glass; the Renaissance influence; how the conflict between the Christian religion and the affairs of state in Russia resulted in the building of magnificent cathedrals; how history influenced the work of some artists who attempted to portray the world around them, especially the world of the downtrodden; the art of Islamic culture; and the art of Buddhism and Hinduism in India and China. (RM)
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; India; Russia