Loss of Face. The reformations iconoclasts deface idolatrous images

John Goto, Loss of Face; Iconoclasts, Zealots and Vandals

oil painting on panel, probably a section of a rood screen, c.1470-1490. It depicts the Virgin Mary, with smaller figures of Christ on the cross, a dove representing the holy spirit, and in a rayed border a figure of God the Father. the face and hands of the Virgin and these figures of the Three Persons of the Trinity have been gouged off, probably through iconoclasm. The kneeling figure of a grey friar is the donor.

The Annunciation (Painting)

oil painting on panel, probably a section of a rood screen, c.1470-1490. It depicts the Virgin Mary, with smaller figures of Christ on the cross, a dove representing the holy spirit, and in a rayed border a figure of God the Father. the face and hands of the Virgin and these figures of the Three Persons of the Trinity have been gouged off, probably through iconoclasm. The kneeling figure of a grey friar is the donor.

oil painting on panel, probably a section of a rood screen, c.1470-1490. It depicts the Virgin Mary, with smaller figures of Christ on the cross, a dove representing the holy spirit, and in a rayed border a figure of God the Father. the face and hands of the Virgin and these figures of the Three Persons of the Trinity have been gouged off, probably through iconoclasm. The kneeling figure of a grey friar is the donor.

The Annunciation (Painting)

oil painting on panel, probably a section of a rood screen, c.1470-1490. It depicts the Virgin Mary, with smaller figures of Christ on the cross, a dove representing the holy spirit, and in a rayed border a figure of God the Father. the face and hands of the Virgin and these figures of the Three Persons of the Trinity have been gouged off, probably through iconoclasm. The kneeling figure of a grey friar is the donor.

Part of a lost sequence known as the 'History of the Resurrection' this image of doubting Thomas is probably mid 14th century. It was discovered in 1846, in the north transept of Saint Albans Cathedral beneath whitewash.

Part of a lost sequence known as the 'History of the Resurrection' this image of doubting Thomas is probably mid century. It was discovered in in the north transept of Saint Albans Cathedral beneath whitewash.

Iconoclasm in Zurich, 1524.

Iconoclasm -The destruction of images or hostility toward visual representations in general. -Protestant mobs in many cities took down and smashed statues, stained-glass windows, and paintings

Exhibition Review: “Art Under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm”

Art under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm (Tate Britain, London)

From Icons to Idols (Documents on the Image Debate in Reformation England; BY David J. Davis; Imprint: Pickwick Publications). The debate over religious images was fundamental to the development of the Reformation. Even before the Reformation, iconoclasm and the critique of image devotion were marks of religious radicalism. Protestant reformers embraced iconoclasm as a means of condemning Catholic corruption and illustrating their war against idolatry. From Icons to Idols provides an...

From Icons to Idols (Documents on the Image Debate in Reformation England; BY David J. Davis; Imprint: Pickwick Publications). The debate over religious images was fundamental to the development of the Reformation. Even before the Reformation, iconoclasm and the critique of image devotion were marks of religious radicalism. Protestant reformers embraced iconoclasm as a means of condemning Catholic corruption and illustrating their war against idolatry. From Icons to Idols provides an...

Art under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm | Tate. See Pat Wilcox Reformation responses in Tudor Cheshire.

Art under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm past exhibition at Tate Britain exploring the history of attacks on art in Britain from the century to now.

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