The cultural policy of the Counter‐Reformation: the case of St. Peter’s

@article{Mulcahy2011TheCP,
  title={The cultural policy of the Counter‐Reformation: the case of St. Peter’s},
  author={Kevin V. Mulcahy},
  journal={International Journal of Cultural Policy},
  year={2011},
  volume={17},
  pages={131 - 152}
}
The Counter‐Reformation, or Catholic Renewal, provides an important example of how the arts – especially architecture, painting, and sculpture – were mobilized to serve the religious mission of the embattled Catholic Church. Mobilization is an apt word to describe the concerted effort to put artistic expression in tandem with theological belief. As an emotional stimulus for piety, religious imagery in support of doctrinal orthodoxy was welcome. The Council of Trent decreed that through works of… Expand
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