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#1 A23

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 03:31 AM

Hello,

does anyone know where illustration of the New Testament could be found, especially the Apocalypse of St. John ?

Thx in advance.

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 06:09 AM

You can get a modern illustrated bible from any christian book store or site. But, unless you're trying to teach fables to a child buying such a thing would be a travesty. For real illustrations, and I should add that I have trouble posting this,

Apocalypse (Dürer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

because I've read some of Durer's writings which I found very distasteful for its antisemitism and the woodcuts remind me of it. But, for a late medieval, early renaissance Christian, it's—I suppose—to be expected.

Any case, Durer did about a dozen woodcuts illustrating the Revelation of St. John which are very appropriate to the book for their absolutely medieval quality—something I don't think you'll find in later Renaissance illustrations. For example, Jean LeClerc did a series for The Revelation which is better-illustrated, but not as dirty and raw if you know what I mean.

Doing a google image search for 'Durer apocalypse' would probably find a site with them all in sequence. For a hard copy you could try... uh... British Museum shop online - Durer :crazy:

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 12:46 AM

As a Muslim we believe on Holy Quran is biggest gift from the God for whole Muslim people that believe on the God and pray five times.
What is your religion can you explain me.