Donnerstag, 29.11.2018, 14.00 Uhr
Catholic self-fashioning in style. Siding with Rome in the Low Countries (c. 1520-1585)
This workshop addresses the legacy of the classical tradition in the sixteenth-century Low Countries by assessing how the protestant reformation influenced catholic patrons’ choices for an antique style and subject. It will focus on all’antica depictions of martyrdoms of saints executed under the Roman Empire for refusing to give in to pagan idolatry, as such images became of topical interest because of both subject and style. By investigating how subject and style helped formulating theological arguments, the workshop seeks to contribute to the theoretical question of the interrelation of form and content in art.