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Religion ’ s influences on art and music. By: The Hong Kong Wildcats. Introduction . Religion and art and music are very finely intertwined. Religion, just like art and music, is a concept that joins people and unites them in their love for something.

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introduction
Introduction

Religion and art and music are very finely intertwined. Religion, just like art and music, is a concept that joins people and unites them in their love for something.

But the arts have played a gigantic part in shaping religion into what it is today.

Can you walk into a church without seeing artistic representations of the Holy Family? Can you listen to a prayer service of any religion without hearing at least one song in praise of God?

the last supper da vinci
The Last Supper: Da Vinci
  • One of the most famous religious artworks.
the last supper
The Last Supper
  • Painted by the great artist,Leonardo da Vinci
  • Based on the Christian story of the Last Supper
  • Shows Jesus at his last meal with the 12 disciples
venus de milo
Venus de Milo
  • Even the Romans used art to promote their religion. Many works of art from that time show religious figures or messages, like the famed Venus de Milo.
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Venus de Milo

Based on Venus, Roman God of love

  • Arms have been lost through wear and tear brought by time
  • Now present in the Louvre, Paris
buddhist art
Buddhist Art
  • Buddhism is another religion in which art is present.
  • Representations of the Buddha can be found everywhere in Asia, from Hong Kong to Indonesia!
music and religion

Music and Religion

Focus:

Roman Catholicism and Christianity

gospel songs
Gospel Songs
  • Traditionally sang at Christian churches
  • For the praising of God
  • Wide variety
amazing grace
Amazing Grace
  • One of the most famous Gospel songs
  • Lyrics : Amazing Grace

How sweet the Sound

That saved a wretch like me

I once was lost

But now I’m found

Was blind but now I see

christmas songs
Christmas Songs
  • Festive
  • Unites people in this holiday of peace and love
  • Examples : Ode to Joy, O little town of Bethlehem, O come all ye faithful
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Music and religion are intertwined in deep ways that are so beautiful and mysterious.
  • Art and music can also play a large role in helping us express our love for our God.
  • Maybe that’s why music and art exist… they are just another outlet for the praise we want to shower onto the God who created us.
citations
Citations

Da Vinci, Leonardo, The Last Supper. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Last_Supper_pre_EUR.jpg painted 1452-1519. May 2nd 2009

Venus de Milo, unknown. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Venus_de_Milo_Louvre_Ma399_n4.jpg. Ancient Greek. May 2nd 2009

Standing Buddha, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:StandingBuddha.jpg. May 2nd 2009