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The Beginning of Christian Art
In the first two centuries of Christianity there weren’t any form of art recorded.
Christians meet in small groups in a private phone and conducted simple services. In
these services they would eat wine and bread that reminded them of Christ sacrifice on
the cross. (Lamm 175)
Christian symbols were a major form of art in the earlier years of Christian art. The
Egyptian, Greek, and Romans artist had different symbols that represented different
things. The Greeks created gods of their own image. For example, Zeus with the
thunderbolt. This symbolized that this was the god of power. (176) Some artist
cam e up with a variety of solutions using biblical stories, parables, and symbols to
design Christian art.(177)
In the age of Constantine, Constantine proclaimed freedom of religion in the Edict and
Milan in 313. For centuries basilicas were constructed by the Romans. The basilicas...
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