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The art of Spain and Spanish America during the seventeenth century is overwhelmingly religious - it was intended to arouse wonder, devotion, and identification. Its forms and meanings are inextricably linked to the beliefs and religious practices of the people for whom it was made. In this groundbreaking book, scholars of art and religion look at new ways to understand the reception and use of these images in ritual and practice. As a result, the book argues for a fundamental reappraisal of the cultural role of the Church based on an analysis of the specific devotional and ritual contexts of Spanish art. Handsomely illustrated essays discuss paintings, polychrome sculptures, metalwork, and books. They call attention to the paradoxical nature of the most characteristic visual forms of Spanish Catholicism: material richness and external display as expressions of internal spirituality, strict doctrinal orthodoxy accompanied by artistic expression of surprising unconventionality, the calculated social projection of new devotional themes and the divergence of popular religious practices from officially prescribed ones.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2009 Forfatter Jaime Cuadriello, Javier Portlfonso, Luisa Elena Alcala, Maria Cruz de Carlos Varona, Rodriguez G. de Ceballos, Ronda Kasl, William A. Christian
Forlag
Yale University Press
ISBN 9780300154719
Antall sider 400 Dimensjoner 25,4cm x 30,5cm x 3,6cm
Vekt 2676 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Religious subjects depicted in art, History of art & design styles: c 1600 to c 1800