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MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Art after the Reformation

The art created after the Reformation was in reaction to the perceived excesses of the High Renaissance. An art market had emerged by this time and artists began to work for wealthy private patrons, not just the Church, and to explore their own personal interests. Although religious subjects are still evident, there are more secular themes. Explore the art created during this period: portraits, still life, landscapes, seascapes, furniture, and notice how artists continued to employ all the technological advances of the Renaissance but in new ways of expression.