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p. 1106. Christian art around the turn of the second millenniumlocked

  • Beth Williamson


When we think of Christian art we tend to think of pre-20th century art, but Christian art has continued throughout the 20th century and into the 21st. As new Christian buildings are built, the need for Christian art continues. Well-known works by the likes of Eric Gill, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Jacob Epstein, Elisabeth Frink, and Graham Sutherland have been produced in recent years. However, in the modern era artists have also produced what might still be seen as Christian art dealing with many of the traditional themes and concepts, but which was not designed to function as part of Christian worship. ‘Christian art around the turn of the second millennium’ looks at such art works, for example, by Stanley Spencer, Peter Blake, Andres Serrano, Chris Ofili, and Damien Hirst.

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