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Description: The Sacred Image in the Age of Art: Titian, Tintoretto, Barocci, El Greco,...
The sacred image is a genre that serves two masters, art and the Church. Although the requirements of art are constantly changing, those of the Church remain relatively constant: to create images that will instruct the worshiper and move his or her emotions. Twice during the Renaissance the ecclesiastical establishment judged that the images artists were producing were unsatisfactory: locally and...
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Related print edition pages: pp.1-15

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