A majority of the works of art we have studied are of Christ, Biblical stories, or Biblical figures. I love how you can look at the line, chiaroscuro (light and dark), composition, form, color, brushwork, and medium and see deep into the artist's view of the subject matter. Here are some of my favorites I have studied thus far...
Masaccio, Tribute Money
Raphael, Madonna of the Meadow
Giotto, Kiss at the Golden Gate
This class has expanded my view of how I see Jesus and made me think about what my "pictures" of him would look like. Would the line of his brow be furrowed in confusion and worry over his people or would he have a smile on his face? Would the crucifixion be filled with dark shadows or with light? Would my madonna and child painting be flat or full of volume? All I know is that when I study the images of Jesus and other figures from the Bible I want to love Jesus more and be loved by him more and more.