APAH-Chapter23 - a. Fostered from growing dissatisfaction...

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Alex Yang Mr. Churley AP Art History 1 March 2011 Chapter 23: The Age of the Reformation I. 16 th Century Art in Northern Europe and Spain A. Political and Religious Changes in Northern Europe and Spain 1. Burgundian Netherlands dissolved in 1477 2. Expansion of France and the Holy Roman Empire 3. Spain was the dominant power in Europe during the 16 th Century 4. Increased authority of monarchs which cultivated a stronger sense of cultural and political unity 5. Split in Christendom: Protestantism v. Catholicism a. Reformation and the Counter Reformation B. The Protestant Reformation 1. Replacing Church Practices with Personal Faith
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Unformatted text preview: a. Fostered from growing dissatisfaction with church leadership 1. Popes more concerned with temporal power and material wealth than salvation since they came from wealthy families 2. Upper level clergy began to accumulate numerous offices a. Increased Revenue b. Unable to fulfill responsibilities b. New means of making spiritual commitment 1. Pilgrimages to holy sites 2. Joining lay confraternities and orders 3. Commissioning artworks as visual Aids of private devotions a. Book of Hours, rosaries, prints, and paintings...
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2012 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Art Inst. Boston.

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