The Impact of the Reformation on the Visual Arts of Europe - from Dürer to Vermeer V: The Image of God in Protestant Holland
Aneta Georgievska-Shine, professor of art history, University of Maryland
No other European country experienced the kind of dramatic transformation of its visual culture during the late Renaissance as Holland. In this lecture, we look at the ways in which artists such as Rembrandt and Vermeer found ways of representing “divinity” within a largely Protestant milieu by “domesticating” Biblical narratives, or infusing seemingly inconsequential scenes of daily life with profoundly spiritual content.
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