ACM SIGGRAPH's DIGITAL ARTS COMMUNITY (DAC)
The Franciscans’ preoccupation with saving the poor led to a new humanism in religious art in the area. Their sermons combined an energetic, vernacular preaching style with imagery designed to be vivid and easily understood.
They wanted their followers who had little formal education and were largely illiterate to be able to relate to biblical stories on an immediate emotional level. This translated to a move away from Byzantine style icons and towards a more ‘realistic’ and immersive style.
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