Michelangelo and Council of Trent
By Nick Alwine
Michelangelo, a young, artist studied the great masters of the past, Giotto, Donatello, Masaccio and the Greek and Roman sculptors, whose work he could find in the Medici collection in Florence. Michelangelo painted with traditional techniques instead of creating new or implementing complex painting techniques. His love of sculpture comes through in his paintings as you view the well-defined bodies in his works. His use of the human form made a great impression on contemporaries and future generations of artists.
Council of Trent
This was compromised of three major meeting periods between 1545 and 1563. It was a turning point in the history of modern Catholicism. The origins of the council arise from many diverse events and movements. Most immediately was the excommunication on the doctrinal grounds of Martin Luther. A new general council was seen as an opportunity to resolve controversial theological disputes on matters of faith and morals and come to closure. However, contrary to the aspirations of many Catholic clergy and lay persons who had hoped for a different idea of Christian unity, as well as of many Protestants throughout Europe, by the end of the Council it had rejected that opportunity.