abbevillepress : Happy Pub Date!

abbevillepress:

Happy Pub Date!  We are so happy to welcome The New Art of the Fifteenth Century into the fold.

In her compelling text, Shirley Neilsen Blum reveals that this new art did not arise from a secularizing vision of the world, as is often supposed. Rather, it grew out of the effort to depict traditional religious subjects with a greater immediacy and emotional power. The new art belonged to common Christian culture, at a time of increased popular devotion. 


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