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New Class of 16th Century Baroque Art

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Prior to the 16th century, the church and the nobility had been almost the sole patrons for artistic expression. What caused a new class to appear? Why did its appearance generate an explosion of artistic work in painting, architecture and sculpture? Explain with specific examples how this "new class" utilized the artistic renderings in these areas.

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This solution considers how art changed in the 16th century when a new class emerged. An explanation as to why a new class appeared and how it generated an explosion of artistic renderings available in new venues.