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Fleisch macht Fleisch (Meat Gives Meat), 1555

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Fleisch macht Fleisch (Meat Gives Meat), 1555

Fleisch macht Fleisch (Meat Gives Meat), 1555. Found in the Collection of Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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Absolution Anti Calvin Catholic Church Erotic German History Hell History Of Germany Indulgence Luther Monk Pope Protestantism Reformation Seven Deadly Sins Sinner Copper Engraving


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This print titled "Fleisch macht Fleisch (Meat Gives Meat), 1555" takes us back to the intriguing world of the Renaissance era. Housed in the esteemed Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, this copper engraving is a powerful representation of its time. The artwork delves into various themes and historical references that were prevalent during the 16th century. It explores concepts such as indulgence, sin, and religion through an allegorical lens. The anonymous artist cleverly depicts a monk and nun engaging in an erotic act while surrounded by symbolic elements like demons from hell and mythological creatures. Through satire and irony, this piece critiques both Catholicism and Protestantism during a period marked by religious turmoil. It alludes to Martin Luther's Reformation movement and Calvinist beliefs that challenged traditional Catholic practices. The intricate details within this fine art image offer glimpses into German history at its core. By incorporating elements like the seven deadly sins, it serves as a cautionary tale against moral transgressions. This print not only captures our attention visually but also invites us to reflect on the complex relationship between faith, morality, power dynamics, and human desires throughout history. Its timeless message continues to resonate today as we navigate our own societal challenges with these age-old themes still relevant in modern times.

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