Catholic Studies: “Has Art History Lost Its Soul?” by Elizabeth Lev

When Italians first started to extol the lives and achievements of their artists, they praised the piety of their artists and valued the lively discourse between, art, faith and science. But as art history developed into an international discipline, particularly in the age of the Enlightenment, the modern thesis took shape that that art excels only when it rejects the sacred, a mindset still preva
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