Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions
Monday, 19 March 2018
Corpus Christi: Lecture Theatre
£7 - £12.50
Classicist and art historian Professor Jas Elsner looks at some of the world’s oldest religious art and explains how the images we now associate with the major religions of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism were forged.
Elsner explains how those images were not created in isolation but in an exchange of ideas and contacts between different societies and local traditions.
Elsner is co-author of the catalogue for an exhibition at Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum, Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions, that runs until February this year. He is Humfry Payne Senior Research Fellow in Classical Archaeology and Art and author of a number of books including Imperial Rome and Christian Triumph: The Art of the Roman Empire A.D. 100-450, and Roman Eyes: Visuality and Subjectivity in Art and Text.
Presented by Corpus Christi College.
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