Art of the Reformation and Counter Reformation

Posted on August 18, 2017


We discussed the differences in Catholic and Protestant art of the 1500s and 1600s today, especially the themes of virtue and their portrayal of Christ. For more in-depth information, I strongly suggest you guys read this analysis from Visual Arts Cork regarding the differences in style.

Google Culture also has a nice, if brief, collection of paintings that are indicative of both styles.

And, of course, here is Tom Richey’s video on the Counter Reformation that we viewed in class.