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Pope Paul III and His Grandsons

1546

Why is it canonical?

In the mid-sixteenth century, the Catholic Church began to reassert itself in response to the Reformation forces sweeping Europe. This painting by Titian shows Pope Paul III, himself a Medici from the power Medicis of Florence, posed to demonstrate his, and by extension, the church's power during a time of great challenge.

Creators

Titian

Locations

Rome Italy

Periods

Renaissance

Media

Painting Oil

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Pope Paul III and His Grandsons

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