A brief introduction to the bible, the history of its different versions, the composition of the testaments and why I think studying religious texts, particularly ones as important in human culture as the Christian Bible is an important exercise, even for atheists like me!
I take a look at one of my favourite artists, Gustav Doré, most famous for his etchings (mostly wood, sometimes metal) but who was also a remarkable painter and illustrator.
I go through a few of my favourite pieces, mainly from La Comedia Divina, The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri, Paradise Lost, by John Milton and Doré’s etchings for the Bible.
Not a visual-art buff, student of art or art historian by any means, but I know when something means something to me. I know when a work of art makes me feel. Here I explore and explain why the Pre-Raphaelites do that.