Emphasizing the doctrinal characteristics that want to be outlined. The differences in architectural styles and inside the temples. Iconographic accents of Catholics and Protestants (miracles and parables).
The ‘Figures of the Bible’, a precedent of the engravings collection’s and marketing. The series of the Bible present scenarios of the New Testament make for an owner engraver and with an identical format.
Engravers working on commission. Reproductive prints: from Painting and Sculpture to Plate. The great artists on Modern Era make engravings to illustrate different biblical scenarios.
About the violence and religion’ wars in Europe: the German Peasants’ War, the Kingdom of France split (Henry IV and Louis XIV) and Iconoclasm and Political Revolt in the Netherlands. Remembering the Martyrs.
The Counter-Reformation: the role of Holy Images and the exaltation of Saints and Relics. The printing press, ‘a gift from God’, for Luther. The battle of the images between Catholics and Protestants.
Which are the principles of the Protestant Reform? Those who were the principal Reformers? What did suppose the Counter-reformation? Why did Council meet in Trent?
The role of the images in the Europe of beginnings of the 16th century in a frame dominated by a triple revolution: technological, theological and in relation with the space and the power (the Humanism and the Renaissance).
Which are the aims of the exhibition? To explain it there have been edited 7 videos that treat different aspects of the Reforms in the European context of the XVIth to XVIIIth century. Here you have the video opening the serie: You can also see them in a chained way […]
Passion for Iron Tribute to Antoni Gelonch i Marias (1926-1998)
Gelonch Viladegut Collection’s Christmas Video