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The pulpit and the brush: preaching and painting in seventeenth-century Spain

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The Council of Trent re-examined the traditions of the Catholic Church regarding the role of the visual arts in worship. Equipped with a humanistic mindset steeped in Greco-Roman rhetoric, the leading clergy came to value paintings, first and foremost, for their ability to stir the viewers’ emotions, giving rise to a new understanding of religious images. Such a stance, common in early modern Spain, encouraged the employment of images and words as different but compatible instruments that ...

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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
Spanish
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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