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ARTE S. XVI-XVIII
BAROQUE SEVILLE: SACRED ART IN A CENTURY OF CRISIS
BAROQUE SEVILLE: SACRED ART IN A CENTURY OF CRISIS
2017
228
978-0-271-07664-5
ENGLISH
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sinopsis

Baroque art flourished in seventeenth-century Seville during a tumultuous period of economic decline, social conflict, and natural disasters. This volume explores the patronage that fueled this frenzy of religious artistic and architectural activity and the lasting effects it had on the city and its citizens. Amanda Wunder investigates the great public projects of sacred artwork that were originally conceived as medios divinos -- divine solutions to the problems that plagued Seville. These commissions included new polychromed wooden sculptures and richly embroidered clothing for venerable old images, gilded altarpieces and monumental paintings for church interiors, elaborate ephemeral decorations and festival books by which to remember them, and the gut renovation or rebuilding of major churches that had stood for hundreds of years. Meant to revive the city spiritually, these works also had a profound real-world impact.


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