Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Yale University Press; First Edition edition (March 22, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 1.2 x 11 inches
Amazon Rank: 3170565
Format: PDF ePub djvu book
Underlying the religious art of the Renaissance is a tension between the needs of the Church and the impulse to create great works. This beautifully illustrated book presents sacred images from the 15th and 16th centuries, leading up to two pivotal events in 1563. The Council of Trent, which signified the beginning of the Counter-Reformation, defined requirements that curtailed the freedom of painters and patrons in creating art for churches, whi...