How does this painting show the influence of religion on politics
Document C: Joan of Arc, Painting
Joan of Arc (1412-1431), a national heroine of France, claimed to hear voices from God that called her to help the French drive the English out of France. Indeed, she led a French army in a victory over the English at Orleans. Later, a French court with English sympathies sentenced her to death. By her acts of bravery and by helping to unite the French, Joan contributed to the formation of a French national identity. Indeed, most French people view her as a symbol of national consciousness.
This miniature painting was created around 1450, during the late Middle Ages. European painting at that time started to show some of the naturalistic influence of the ancient Greek and Roman artists. However, these works still retain some of the flatness that characterized medieval art.
1. How does this painting show the influence of religion on politics?
2. Do you think the painter of this picture viewed Joan of Arc as a heroine? Explain.
3. How does this painting combine the style of the ancient Greeks and Roman artists with that of the artists of the Middle Ages? Give examples.