In the early middle ages, religious art sponsored by the Church was very prominent and shaped western culture. This includes the development of art techniques and styles.
How else did religious art develop western culture? Meaning, how did it shape social norms, ethical values…
Also, if religious art from the middle ages developed western culture, how would it have a lasting legacy to the Church today?
I’m just very curious. I wonder if anyone knows the influence of the Church’s art to today’s society since this is an interesting topic!