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CREATED BEAUTY2Uses of symbolism in early Christian artAccording to literature, the beginning of Christian art is traced at the end of the secondand the beginning of the third century[ CITATION Jen13 \l 1033 ]. This is because the gravenimages were prohibited in the Old Testament. The primary role of the introduction of Christianart is based on the role they played in Greco-Roman culture. Christianity was getting newconverts but still faced harsh treatment from the Romans and hence art was useful in teaching thenew converts how to do things differently as Christians. The demand for Christian art increased since it was used in educating the new membersas well as reflecting its new dignity and social significance. Symbolism was the most suitablealternative since the artists demonstrated past events and captured specific individuals involvedin those events. The best example is the early representation of Christ and the apostles. Thepainting is often mistaken for the Christian imagery of the Last Supper. However, the latter wasproduced later probably through the inspiration of the early representation of Christ and theapostles[ CITATION Lad06 \l 1033 ].In addition, the use of symbolism was embraced when constructing churches and worshipcenters. Windows and paintings hanging from the wall were used in the prayer centers to

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