Christian art and architecture: Do they stride hand in hand? Catholic Europe versus Coptic Orthodox Egypt

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Winter 3-1-2023


Amidst the growth and development of different civilizations, art and architecture progressed simultaneously, shaping one another. At many times they advanced analogously. This research presents different aspects of art that are employed in churches and investigates whether there is an analogy between these aspects in church architecture as well or not. Cases from different church denominations are presented from both Egypt and Mediterranean countries in Western Europe, thus discussing the dialect between art and architecture. The domain of the church was selected for this dialect, as art is employed affluently in many worship houses in general and churches specifically, deeming the task viable and comprehensible.