The Square Halo and Other Mysteries of Western Art: Images and the Stories that Inspired Them
Fisher "translates" the symbolism found in many Old Testament stories, the rich lore of the saints, angels, devils, and monsters, as well as enduring classical myths--which has been lost to many modern readers--revealing not only the true subject matter of the works, but also the drama, color, humor, and ocassional quirkiness of these artistic narratives. 150 illustrations, 134 in color.
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What does a square halo mean? Why is Saint Lucy carrying a plate of eyeballs? And who is that miniature man in the corner of the painting? Medieval art uses a host of unfamiliar symbols, stories, and ... Read full review
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