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  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. Key Questions <ul><li>What are the different types of religious art? </li></ul><ul><li>Is religion a suitable subject for art? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the main purpose of religious art to represent the Divine? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you like and dislike about different types of religious art? </li></ul>
  3. 3. 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?
  4. 4. Main task <ul><li>Over the next few slides we will look at a range of religious art. For each section write notes on the following. </li></ul><ul><li>The types of art within this category e.g. styles, traditional/modern etc. </li></ul><ul><li>What you think is the purpose of this type of religious art; what is it attempting to represent, or how may it be used? </li></ul><ul><li>Why you think some religious people would like this type of religious art and others dislike it. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Paintings
  6. 6. Stained glass windows
  7. 7. Tapestry
  8. 8. Architecture and architectural features e.g. gargoyles
  9. 9. Floor tiles/design
  10. 10. Statues
  11. 11. Manuscripts (Book of Kells)
  12. 12. Vestments
  13. 13. Altar cloths/hassocks
  14. 14. Gravestones
  15. 15. Mosaic Early Christian Modern 4 th Century
  16. 16. Aids to prayer e.g. icons and rosaries
  17. 17. Task two – Discussion/written work <ul><li>How much of the art specifically represented the Divine (God) and how much was representing other aspects of Christianity? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think that the main purpose of religious art is to represent the Divine? </li></ul><ul><li>EXTENSION TASKS </li></ul><ul><li>From what you have seen, what types of religious art do you like and dislike. </li></ul><ul><li>Are there any types of religious art that you would consider inappropriate or unsuitable? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Plenary <ul><li>There is a huge range of religious art. </li></ul><ul><li>Is religious art necessary? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think it adds to religion? </li></ul><ul><li>What would Christianity be like if there was no art? </li></ul>

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