Christian artChristian art
is the first major category of art
produced in Europe
after the fall of the Roman Empire
. While the Western Empire's political structure essentially collapsed after the fall of Rome
, its religious heirarcy, what would become the modern-day Catholic Church
, was as vital as ever, and began the Christianization of the Goths
. As a stable European society emerged during the Middle Ages
, the Church led the way in terms of art, using its resources to commission paintings and sculpure dedicated to the glory of God.
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