Arago: Exhibits


Analytic Techniques III: Creating a Timeline

800 lira 'The Baptism of Christ' single

The Baptism of Christ, 2001

26c 'The Temptation of Christ' single

The Temptation of Christ, 2002

4000 lira 'The Sermon on the Mount' single

The Sermon on the Mount, 2001

Create a historical timeline of biblical stories and write a brief narrative of each story. Students will have better memorization of biblical timelines and will be able to express their knowledge in their own words.

Analytic Techniques:

• Read the stories of The Baptism of Christ; The Temptation of Christ; The Sermon on the Mount then look at the stamps (without titles).

• Place the stamps in order of the stories.

• Give supporting evidence for the stamps' order of placement.

• What icons are used to represent each story? How did the artist re-create scenes through images rather than through text?

• Is it possible to tell three stories in one image? How?

• Why does the artist of the original artwork choose to represent specific biblical stories? How are they important to students’ overall religious studies?

• Do the stories lead into specific types of Catholic liturgies? How do you think they evolved?