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European Art of the Fourteenth Century

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Fourteenth-century Europe was ravaged by famine, war, and, most devastatingly, the Black Plague. These widespread crises inspired a mystical religiosity, which emphasized both ecstatic joy and extreme suffering, producing emotionally charged and often graphic depictions of the Crucifixion and the martyrdoms of the saints. While the great boom of cathedral building that had marked the previous century waned, cathedrals continued to serve as the centers of religious life and artistic creation. Wealthy patrons sponsored the ...

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European Art of the Fourteenth Century
2007, J. Paul Getty Trust Publications, Los Angeles, CA

ISBN-13: 9780892368594

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