THE POWER OF IMAGES: THE BIBLE IN ART AND VISUAL REPRESENTATION IN SOUTH AFRICA

Sakkie Cornelius

Abstract


Artists are not merely illustrators, but also interpreters of ancient texts such as the
Bible. The works of South African artists such as Mbatha on biblical stories are well
known, but the art of the Namibian Muafangejo should also be acknowledged.
Examples from the book of Genesis in the medium of the linoprint are discussed and
compared with other representations in art. The work of Mbatha and Muafangejo
represent an African reading of the text.

Full Text:

PDF


DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/87-0-962

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.



ISSN 2305-445X (online); ISSN 0254-1807 (print)

Attribution CC BY-NC-ND 4.0


Powered by OJS and hosted by Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service since 2013.


Disclaimer:

This journal is hosted by the SU LIS on request of the journal owner/editor. The SU LIS takes no responsibility for the content published within this journal, and disclaim all liability arising out of the use of or inability to use the information contained herein. We assume no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any breaches of agreement with other publishers/hosts.

SUNJournals Help