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Art and Religious Reform in Early Modern Europe

Art and Religious Reform in Early Modern Europe

Bridget Heal , Joseph Leo Koerner

ISBN: 978-1-119-42247-1

Nov 2017, Wiley-Blackwell

232 pages

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The religious turmoil of the sixteenth century constituted a turning point in the history of Western Christian art. The essays presented in this volume investigate the ways in which both Protestant and Catholic reform stimulated the production of religious images, drawing on examples from across Europe and beyond.

  • Eight essays by leading scholars in the field
  • Brings art historians and historians into productive dialogue
  • Broad chronology, from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century
  • Broad geographical coverage
  • Richly illustrated


Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Art and Religious Reform in Early Modern Europe (Bridget Heal)
1. Karlstadt's Wagen: The First Visual Propaganda for the Reformation (Lyndal Roper and Jennifer Spinks)
2. ‘Between these Two Kingdoms’: Exile, Election, and Godly Law in Sebald Beham's Moses and Aaron (Mitchell B. Merback)
3. The Unassembled Grammar of the Drawing in the Era of Reform (Shira Brisman)
4. The Family at Table: Protestant Identity, Self-Representation and the Limits of the Visual in Seventeenth-Century Zurich (Andrew Morrall)
5. Lutheran Baroque: The Afterlife of a Reformation Altarpiece (Bridget Heal)
6. Images (Not) Made By Chance (Amy Knight Powell)
7. The Art of Solitude: Environments of Prayer at the Bavarian Court of Wilhelm V (Christine Göttler)
8. The Reliquary Reformed (Mia M. Mochizuki)
Afterword (Joseph Leo Koerner)