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BDnotes20Oct - H213 notes, 20 October 2011 Plague Art and...

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H213 notes, 20 October 2011 Plague Art and Pest House Realities Synthesis of images and experiences in recurrent plagues, 1550-1650 Overview Plague Art, 1550-1650 Carry-over from last class: the experiences of plague isolation/confinement during the 1550-1650 period Broad changes in artistic representations of death and plague, 1350-1650 Review: late medieval art combined plague with traditional themes o the apocalypse, the macabre, and the two main plague saints St Sebastian (1360s on) St Roch (late 1400s on) New plague art, began around time of Reformation o St Charles and other new plague saints (later 1500s) o Great storied canvases (more Catholic than Protestant) Content dictated by Church Increasing realism, especially in 17th century Catholic Reform and art Council of Trent: religious imagery important to educate, venerate o Protestants saw saints’ relics and images as fostering idolatry o Catholic countries were less literate; art served useful function
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course HIST-H 213 taught by Professor Charmichael during the Fall '11 term at Indiana.

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BDnotes20Oct - H213 notes, 20 October 2011 Plague Art and...

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