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The paper attempts to demonstrate how from the early 1300s into the 1800s, European artists portrayed the changing attitudes in religion and church in their artwork. The paper examines the characteristics and famous paintings of the Renaissance era, the Baroque period as well as the Rococo period.
From the Paper:"Beginning in the early 1300s and well into the 1800s, European artists used the opportunity of the changing attitudes in religion and church and portrayed it in their artwork. The three periods marking the change in the secular beliefs between the North and South are the Renaissance, the Baroque, and the Rococo eras, respectively. The attitudes between the Protestant North and Catholic South can be traced back to the workings of Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk. He is known for nailing his "95 Theses" to a Catholic church in the early 1500's about his views and opinions on the greed of Roman Catholic popes, which incited "rebellion in Germany and prompted new heresies in England, France and Switzerland" (pbs.org Internet site). Eventually a war between the two churches for the next 500 years would begin once Protestantism was born in 1540 (pbs.org Internet site) instigating "dramatic religious splits in the Church" (academics.smcvt.edu Internet site)."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Andersen, Liselotte. Baroque and Rococo Art. New York: Henry N. Abrams, Inc., 1969.
- "Artists by Movement: Baroque Era." 19 July 2006. <http://www.artcyclopedia.com/history/baroque.html>.
- "Baroque." 19 July 2006. <http://academic.smcvt.edu/awerbel/SurveyofArtHistoryII/Baroque.htm>.
- Graham-Dixon, Andrew. Renaissance. California: BBC Books, 1999.
- Halliwell, Sarah, ed. Who and When? The Renaissance Artists and Writers. Texas: Steck- Vaughn Company, 1998.
Cite this Descriptive Essay:
European Art (2009, December 13) Retrieved January 21, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/descriptive-essay/european-art-117626/
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