The Impact of the Reformation on the Visual Arts of Europe - from Dürer to Vermeer IV: The Sacred goes Underground
Aneta Georgievska-Shine, professor of art history, University of Maryland
One of the most intriguing facets of the Reformation in Northern European art was the appearance of new pictorial genres – such as depictions of daily life. Yet, these ostensibly “secular” images were more often than not sophisticated allegories about the relationship between material and spiritual worlds and values. In this lecture, we look at some of the most remarkable examples of such paintings – from the “Kitchen Scenes” of Pieter Aertsen, to the great allegories of the five senses by Jan Brueghel the Elder.
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