Substance and Style

Apollo and Diana Attacking the Children of Niobe by Jacques-Louis David

While the Renaissance unquestionably introduced a new artistic style in the form of point perspective, artistic content remained an important aspect of art — especially during the post-Renaissance normal art period that followed. The preferred content in the visual arts was religious and mythological imagery, followed by paintings of everyday life, then portraits, then landscapes and still life. This was considered a moral hierarchy, with religion and…

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Troy Camplin

Troy Camplin

I am the author of “Diaphysics” and the novel “Hear the Screams of the Butterfly.” I am a consultant, poet, playwright, novelist, and interdisciplinary scholar.