‘For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God’: Contrition, Confession, and Satisfaction in Baroque Painting

  • Daniel M. Unger
  • Published 2006


Introduction The centrality of the idea of penance in seventeenth century Catholicism found expression in paintings of the time in a broad range of subjects. The deep feelings discernable in the devotional works of art of that period, which focus on penance, reflect the culmination of the religious, spiritual, and political development undergone by… (More)


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