O universo da Alegoria
Virtudes e Vícios na pintura barroca (séc. XVII)
Baroque artists developed a serial of emotional stimuli in their viewers. In the metaphor of The World as a Theatre Play, the traditional (and medieval) theme of Virtues against Vices has been reformulated. Concern for the salvation of the souls of Catholics was at the heart of this artistic resurrection. The aim of this work is to analyze some aesthetic expressions from the 17th century that recorded the struggle between Christian Virtues and the Vices of sin.