The Reception of Christian Devotional Art: The Renaissance to the Present
Jones, Pamela M., Art Journal
This issue developed out of a session held at the College Art Association's 1995 annual meeting in San Antonio. Like many art historians, by 1995 had long been interested in reception. My concern with the reception of Christian devotional art was initially stimulated in the early 1980s by reading Roman Catholic art theory of the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, which, in response to Protestant aniconism, provided a compelling defense of the usefulness of religious art. At the heart of Roman Catholic apologies for sacred art was a belief in the indelible power of visual imagery and a concomitant concern with channeling and exploiting viewer responses in the service of the "true" …
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Publication information: Article title: The Reception of Christian Devotional Art: The Renaissance to the Present. Contributors: Jones, Pamela M. - Author. Journal title: Art Journal. Volume: 57. Issue: 1 Publication date: Spring 1998. Page number: 2+. © 2008 College Art Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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