Varieties of Pain, Anger, and Hope: Mixed Emotions in Early Modern Religious Art of the Czech Lands



Year of publication 2024
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The “passions of the soul” were a crucial point in the new concept of religious imagination at the end of the sixteenth century. In early modern art, however, these emotions rarely occur in clearly definable form. They are often mixed, and the boundaries between them may be unclear. Based on treatises, which played an essential role in the codification of body language, the article analyses how negative and positive emotions were combined, how the images provided arousal of pious emotions through the use of senses, and how joining senses and emotions could move believers to perform pious deeds.

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