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CREATED BEAUTY 2 Uses of symbolism in early Christian art According to literature, the beginning of Christian art is traced at the end of the second and the beginning of the third century[ CITATION Jen13 \l 1033 ]. This is because the graven images were prohibited in the Old Testament. The primary role of the introduction of Christian art is based on the role they played in Greco-Roman culture. Christianity was getting new converts but still faced harsh treatment from the Romans and hence art was useful in teaching the new converts how to do things differently as Christians. The demand for Christian art increased since it was used in educating the new members as well as reflecting its new dignity and social significance. Symbolism was the most suitable alternative since the artists demonstrated past events and captured specific individuals involved in those events. The best example is the early representation of Christ and the apostles. The painting is often mistaken for the Christian imagery of the Last Supper. However, the latter was produced later probably through the inspiration of the early representation of Christ and the apostles[ CITATION Lad06 \l 1033 ]. In addition, the use of symbolism was embraced when constructing churches and worship centers. Windows and paintings hanging from the wall were used in the prayer centers to illustrate various scenarios and educate the congregation. The modern church, on the other hand,
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