Doctor Paul Gachet by van Gogh
An 1890 oil on canvas portrait painting, Doctor Paul Gachet, by Vincent van Gogh (1853-90), the Dutch post-impressionist artist. Painted in June in Auvers-sur-Oise in northern France where Dr. Gachet (1828-1909) lived. He was a physician...
The Great Fire of London, with Ludgate and Old St. Paul's
A c. 1670 anonymous painting titled The Great Fire of London, with Ludgate and Old St. Paul's. The Great Fire of London ravished the English capital in September 1666 destroying over 13,000 buildings. (Yale Center for British Art, Yale University...
Women in the New Testament
Women in the New Testament are presented for the most part along the contours of both Jewish and Greco-Roman concepts of the social construction of gender roles. Women’s value to society was in their role in procreation. There are some exceptions...
Napoleon in Aachen by Henri-Paul Motte
A painting (dated 1898) of a fictionalised event in which Napoleon (1769-1821) looks upon Charlemagne's imperial crown in Aachen, Germany, to symbolise the continuity between one European conqueror and another. Current location unknown.
Emerging from a small sect of Judaism in the 1st century CE, early Christianity absorbed many of the shared religious, cultural, and intellectual traditions of the Greco-Roman world. In traditional histories of Western culture, the emergence...
Christianity is the world's largest religion, with 2.8 billion adherents. It is categorized as one of the three Abrahamic or monotheistic religions of the Western tradition along with Judaism and Islam. 'Christian' is derived from the Greek...
The Calydonian Boar Hunt, Peter Paul Rubens
Listen to an audio commentary about a painting in the J. Paul Getty Museum's collection. The Calydonian Boar Hunt, Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish, about 1611 - 1612, oil on panel http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=267599...
The Divinity of Jesus
In the decades of the 20s and 30s of the 1st century CE, a Jew from the town of Nazareth in the Galilee began preaching that the God of Israel would soon intervene in history, restoring that nation to God's original plan and glory. From this...
The New Testament contains four gospels attributed to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The four gospels are not biographies of Jesus, nor are they history as we define it. What each gospel attempted to do was write a theological explanation...
Dr. Paul Minnis: Paquime
In this "Tea and Archaeology" lecture, sponsored by Archaeology Southwest, Dr. Minnis describes research conducted in the other half of the "Southwest" culture area, where archaeologists are seeking to place what we know about Paquimé/Casas...