Painting the Word: Christian Pictures and Their Meanings (National Gallery of London)

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Drury looks at religious paintings through the ages and presents them as works filled with passion, stories and meaning. He views the whole picture, its composition, colour, figures, even architecture, examining how they speak to audiences across time and space allowing us to respond at a more imaginative, empathetic level.

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"...combines commentary that is both artistic criticism and devotional appreciation, and both of a high order..." -- First Things

"A superb book: never has the art of looking been more clearly and pervasively - not explained, but demonstrated." -- Sister Wendy Beckett

"An informative, inspiring book, the reading of which will make your next visit to your local museum of fine arts a more rewarding experience..." -- Franco Mormando, America

"Drury offers a guidebook to help the contemporary reader decipher the messages conveyed in Christian art." -- Library Journal

"John Drury approaches his quest with a great warmth of intellect and his enthusiasm is engaging ... a lovely piece of writing." -- Christopher Colven, The Art Newspaper

"Renaissance art aficionados will want this book as their gallery companion." -- Publishers Weekly

"Stimulating." -- Stephen Prickett, Times Literary Supplement

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'John Drury...approaches his quest with a great warmth of intellect and his enthusiasm is engaging...lovely piece of writing.' - Christopher Colven - Art Newspaper

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