- Images of Christ and the saints may be venerated as representations of their subjects, but not worshiped.
- They are beneficial because they instruct people in the faith and provide examples worthy of emulation.
- Images in churches ought not suggest false doctrine or encourage sin.
- The bishops should not allow images to be set up that are confusing, disorderly, indecorous, or profane.
Trent and Art, summary
I knew that the Council of Trent addressed art briefly and was responsible for the Baroque style's development, but I wanted to find the words for myself. Having done that, I'll try to pull out the main points: