Say what you like about the Catholic Church. They got maximum art.
They really do tho. I mean look at this…
The Vatican Museums celebrate Raphael’s 500th anniversary by hanging his tapestries in the Sistine Chapel for which they were createdwww.theartnewspaper.com
So yes, they were a bit all about themselves when it came to teaching the Gospels, back in the day, but Lord, they drove art into the heavenly realms.
So we really can’t complain.
Article here in The Art Newspaper