Topic 7 -
Study Images
Seeing the Invisible: Christianity’s Dilemma Over Images


·        Christ as the Good Shepherd, vault roundel from the Catacomb of Priscilla, Rome, mid-3rd century

·        Icon of Saint Peter, Monastery of St. Catherine, Mt. Sinai, 6th century

·        Giotto, Stigmatization of Saint Francis, c. 1295-1300

·        Matthias Grünewald, Isenheim Altarpiece, c. 1515

·        Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Ecstasy of Saint Theresa of Avila, Cornaro Chapel, Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome, 1645-1652

·        Caspar David Friedrich, Cross in the mountains (Tetschen altar), 1808

·        Kazimir Malevich, Black Square, 1915




·        Masaccio, Trinity, c. 1425-1428, Church of Santa Maria Novella, Florence

·        Zeus in Disney’s Hercules, 1997

·        Viracocha for the comics Council of the Gods, 1980

·        Cippus with Horus on the Crocodiles, found at the Tomb of Psusennes I, Alexandria, Ptolemaic Dynasty (332–30 BC)

·        Birth of Huitzilopochtli, illustration from the Florentine Codex, 16th century

·        Brahma, contemporary lithograph

·        Odin, contemporary illustration

·        Kiyotei, Papa Legba dances, 2004

·        Raphael, The Sibyls, c. 1514, Church of Santa Maria della Pace, Rome

·        Merlin Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, The Beguiling of Merlin, 1874

·        St Patrick window, St. Patrick Cathedral, Dublin

·        Anonymous Nahua painter, The Virgin of Guadalupe, c. 1531