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illustrations The Catacombs consists of paintings by Greg Tricker and text by sculptor and stained glass artist Johannes Steuck. This book of thirty full-page color paintings and sculptures was inspired by a visit to the Catacombs, the ancient Christian burial chambers beneath Rome that date from the first to the third centuries. The paintings are full of seasonal color, Greek mythology, and Biblical themes that go back to the creation. They are full of life, in strong contrast with more orthodox religious art.

Johannes Steuck introduces the background to early Christianity, with a description of being inside the Catacombs. Included are drawings of trademarks and an explanation of the symbols found on the cave walls of the catacombs.

Greg Tricker was born in London in 1951 and developed batik painting on the Isles of Scilly. He has produced a number of themed books and exhibitions, notably Paintings for Anne Frank (exhibited at Peterborough Cathedral and St Clement Danes, London); The Catacombs and Francis of Assisi (exhibited at Salisbury Cathedral and Piano Nobile Gallery, London), and recently The Life of Kaspar Hauser (2006). Greg lives with his family in Nailsworth in Gloucestershire and teaches stone carving at Ruskin Mill Education Centre.

Title: Catacombs


Categories: Christianity,

Publisher: United Kingdom, Hawthorn Press Ltd: 2009

ISBN Number: 1903458323

ISBN Number 13: 9781903458327

Binding: Hardback

Seller ID: 2098

Keywords: Art Burial Christian images Death Stained glass START Christianity,