500 years of art history

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‘500 Years Of Female Portraits In Western Art’ is an intriguing morph video, tracing how representations of women have changed throughout art’s history. Watch as Johnson delicately weaves together famous portraits to show what traits and characteristics of the female figure have been deemed ‘ideal’ from epoch to epoch.

How a culture portrays itself and its ideals in art (including film, literature, music, even clothes design) is obviously deeply intertwined with its worldview.

What trends can you see here?

Women In Art from Philip Scott Johnson on Vimeo.

It is vital that there should be followers of Jesus in the creative arts. See our Open Letter to Christian Artists.

And art should matter to Christians, says Neue Magazine.

The creative arts are also a great conversation starting point. See how Justin Wise draws out some thoughts about Van Goch’s Church at Auvers. There are embedded truths in many of the creative arts, just waiting for us to use them to share the good news.

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