A history of the role the visual arts have played in the practice of the faith
All rights reserved. Bernard Dick. December 16, 2014
A History of Christian Art
By Bernard Dick, MFA (Teaching - Visual Arts) Rochester Institute of Technology.  Retired secondary school visual arts teacher.
More chapters to follow
1 Origins of Christian Art: The Period of Persecution (to AD 313)  
2 The Period of Recognition: AD 313-476
Last Update: 16 December 2014
3 Byzantium  
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NOTE: I also am a contributing writer on Liturgical Art for the website Cleansing Fire located in Rochester New
York.
4 Romanesque
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5 Gothic
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6. Renaissance
Earlier Drafts of this Chapter
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