Professor Angela Vanhaelen wins 2013 Roland H. Bainton Book Prize for "The Wake of Iconoclasm"


Professor Angela Vanhaelen's book, The Wake of Iconoclasm: Painting the Church in the Dutch Republic (Penn State UP, 2012), is the winner of the 2013 Roland H. Bainton Book Prize awarded by the international Sixteenth Century Society and Conference for the best book written in English dealing with Art and Music History within the time frame of 1450-1660. 

The Wake of Iconoclasm explores the fraught relationship between art and religion after the iconoclasm, when sacred imagery was stripped from the Dutch churches. Taking up the history of painting in the aftermath of iconoclasm, the book reassesses Dutch realism and its pictorial strategies in relation to the religious and political diversity of the Dutch cities.