Here in a single volume are combined religious, classical, and historical themes, the figures of moral allegory, and characters from romantic poetry that established themselves through paintings and sculpture in Western art before and after the Renaissance.
The Catholic Encyclopedia was written in 1917 by the Catholic Church. It contains many articles on different aspects of church dogma, history, and people. It is authoritative on dogma and liturgy, but should be considered a potentially biased source for historical or biographical content.
A Companion to Renaissance and Baroque Art presents a comprehensive collection of interdisciplinary essays that address major aspects of European visual arts produced from approximately 1300 to 1700, a period of artistic flourishing that many consider the beginning of modern history.