Depictions of the Afterlife in World Art Across the Millennia
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About the Book
Over the centuries, humans have conjured images—the stuff of dreams, convictions, and ardent desire—to describe our afterlife. The vision of heaven eye can appear as simple as a place among the stars or as complex as a universe filled with a multitude of busy souls.
Positioned at the intersection of art, religion, and culture, this book sheds new light on human creativity in its portrayal of the afterlife. Beginning with prehistoric burial objects that help with one’s heavenly needs, it travels through history to probe ancient texts, examines enigmatic carvings, dissects the meaning of paintings, and discusses contemporary perspectives in film and media. The author demonstrates that humans around the world have always had the capacity to confront the “final frontier” in spirited, hopeful, and beautiful ways.
About the Author(s)
Ellen W. Williams is a museum educator with comprehensive experience in the presentation of ideas for the public and was responsible for the interpretive program at the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, New York.
Ellen W. Williams
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 170 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023