Paperback 235pp Illustrated
9780820704371   Product Code: 23986
The rich history of the Christian Church has long been a source of inspiration for artists. While many religious works are well known, the doctrines and events that they depict are less familiar. This guide tells the stories behind 100 great paintings, from The Crucifixion of St Peter by Michelangelo and the depiction of the sacrament of the Eucharist by Goya, and the monasteries, Crusades, Inquisition and Reformation, to Galileo, the concordats, the missionaries and the persecutions of the 20th century.