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  • The range of religious art LEARNING OBJECTIVE – To explore the range of religious art and to consider whether religion is a suitable subject for art. By the end of the lesson: All must – understand the range of religious art and consider whether religion is a suitable subject for art. Most should – be able to identify examples within each category. Some could – consider reasons for liking or disliking types of religious art.
  • Key Questions
    • What are the different types of religious art?
    • Is religion a suitable subject for art?
    • Is the main purpose of religious art to represent the Divine?
    • What do you like and dislike about different types of religious art?
  • Types of religious art Paintings Stained glass windows Tapestry Architecture and architectural features e.g. gargoyles Statues Manuscripts Vestments Altar cloths/hassocks Gravestones Mosaic Floor tiles/designs Aids to prayer e.g. icons, rosaries STARTER How many types of religious art can you name?
  • Main task
    • Over the next few slides we will look at a range of religious art. For each section write notes on the following.
    • The types of art within this category e.g. styles, traditional/modern etc.
    • What you think is the purpose of this type of religious art; what is it attempting to represent, or how may it be used?
    • Why you think some religious people would like this type of religious art and others dislike it.
  • Paintings
  • Stained glass windows
  • Tapestry
  • Architecture and architectural features e.g. gargoyles
  • Floor tiles/design
  • Statues
  • Manuscripts (Book of Kells)
  • Vestments
  • Altar cloths/hassocks
  • Gravestones
  • Mosaic Early Christian Modern 4 th Century
  • Aids to prayer e.g. icons and rosaries
  • Task two – Discussion/written work
    • How much of the art specifically represented the Divine (God) and how much was representing other aspects of Christianity?
    • Do you think that the main purpose of religious art is to represent the Divine?
    • EXTENSION TASKS
    • From what you have seen, what types of religious art do you like and dislike.
    • Are there any types of religious art that you would consider inappropriate or unsuitable?
  • Plenary
    • There is a huge range of religious art.
    • Is religious art necessary?
    • What do you think it adds to religion?
    • What would Christianity be like if there was no art?