Date of Artwork
Condemnation of profane art
Molanus condemns collecting and the display of profane statues as a sin.
Idols should not be used as artistic motifs
Molanus condemns pagan artworks as idols that need to be abolished but also emphasises that what is allowed in writing is also allowed in art.
ConflictHeretical image Sacred vs. profane imagery
The use of religious images is not only spread among catholics
Molanus counters the critique by protestants on the use of images in the Catholic Church, affirming these are legitimate contrary to the medals of reformers they carry themselves.
ConflictIconoclasm/Critic to image cult
Idols should not be used as inspiration for engravings
Molanus condemns images depicting idols and other heretic symbols.