Italian Baroque

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Unformatted text preview: with Council of Trent, 1525- 1563, met many times, came up with internal reforms, wanted to keep relics, said the Eucharist was very important (Protestants didn’t agree) o the Host needed to be kept in view in the main tabernacle so had to renovate churches to keep this in view o so not only changes to doctrine, but also visual • - Council of Trent also sanctioned formation of religious groups: Jesuits (St. Ignatius) o St. Ignatius was a soldier of the army, was wounded and while recovering he read about life of Jesus, gave up sword and fine clothes, dressed humbly o Wrote a guide book to people to subject themselves to God o Jesuits were officially approved of in 1540 o Took a special 4th vow of total loyalty to Pope, became his special soldiers “for the greater glory of God” were cloistered in monasteries committed to stopping spread of Protestantism o education was important for them, school masters of Europe • • • • o became patrons of the arts scene - had to rebuild Rome as the symbol of the Catholic church – propaganda o Sixtus V (1585): wanted to completely re- plan Rome, previous popes had tried to do that and rebuild things, but this guy wanted to totally overhaul/restructure Rome Wanted to establish his legacy o Picture of Sixtus – similar to depictions of saints, how their miracles were surrounding them in pictures, Sixtus’s buildings around his picture...
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