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Religious Influence in the Renaissance and Baroque Periods.

Even though the art in the Renaissance and Baroque periods were not totally religiously oriented as had been the case before 1400, there was still much artistic effort put forth toward the creation of beautiful religious pieces. Explain why this influence continued through these periods and discuss at least three specific representations of artistic endeavors that reflect the continued but changing influence of religion on art. 300 Words.

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First of all, as you briefly offer some examples of how artistic effort was put forth toward the creation of beautiful religious pieces and briefly explain why this influence continued throughout these particular periods, one example from Renaissance period, in the North, is the piece, "Saints Peter, Martha, Mary Magdalene, and Leonard" by Correggio at http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/12.211

To me, this piece shows a Renaissance painting style that focuses heavily upon ...

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References are briefly integrated to validate how religious influence permeated the Renaissance and Baroque Periods.

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