The Age of Catholic Counter-Reformation

The religious conflicts in the 16th century continued throughout the 17th century. The Catholic Reformation (AKA the Counter-Reformation) did not work in tandem with Protestant Reformation. It was a long process because certain popes did not want to respond to those who had questions; additionally, there was much civil unrest. Plus, reforming the Catholic Church, … Continue reading The Age of Catholic Counter-Reformation

Humanism and the Age of the Renaissance in Art History

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola wrote Oration on the Dignity of Man, which explains how humans are not base animalistic creatures. God is above—the animals below; humans are, when taking into consideration the great chain of being, in the center. Mirandola argues men ought to “struggle toward the heavenly” (2205). Therefore, this description reveals the basic core of humanism … Continue reading Humanism and the Age of the Renaissance in Art History