Download e-book for iPad: Images and Relics: Theological Perceptions and Visual Images by John Dillenberger

By John Dillenberger

ISBN-10: 0195121724

ISBN-13: 9780195121728

John Dillenberger has written the 1st finished account of the relation among the visible arts and theological currents in Europe in the course of the first 1/2 the 16th century. With an astute wisdom of the theology of the interval and a prepared curiosity within the lives and paintings of famous artists, Dillenberger makes incisive connections that light up the cultural activities of the time.

Images and Relics considers either renowned paintings inside designated spiritual contexts. It examines the works of Matthias Grunewald, Albrecht Durer, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Michelangelo, Hans Holbein the more youthful, Hans Baldung Grien, and Albrecht Altdorfer, and demonstrates how those artists expressed and reworked the reigning theological principles in their day. The e-book additionally addresses the variety of iconoclastic events from the 1520s to the 1570s, really in northern Europe. eventually, Dillenberger displays at the ambiguity of the heritage of this era and its carrying on with effect on modern day life.

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