A History of Christian Art

By Bernard Dick, MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology

A survey of the central role the visual arts have played in the practice of the faith

Chapter 1: Origins of Christian Art (Period of Persecution to AD 313)

Part 1: Origins

Part 2: Catacomb Non-Narrative Images 

                 Part 3: Catacomb Images from Scripture

                 Part 4: Dura-Europos Iconographic 'Program'

                 Part 5: What of the Cross?

                 Part 6: Synagogue to Church


Period of Recognition: AD 313 - 476

Part 1: Constantine's Basilicas (major revision due by 12-15-09

Part 2: The Parish Church Basilicas  NEW