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The Baroque Church was powerful in creating a visual dialogue between art and the spectator. The Church was a sacred museum of art. Allure, persuasion, intention and the engagement of the spectator formulated an exhibition of theatre, where visitors were the audience. The theatre ‘pulled’ on people’s emotions and overwhelmed their senses. The spiritual and the earthly realm fused together in this environment. The imagery awoke the consciousness and ‘entrapped the soul’ through illusions of transformation and transcendence. The level of engagement between art and the spectator was emphasized and elevated in the sacred setting of the church.