Picturing Women In Renaissance And Baroque Italy by Geraldine A. JohnsonPicturing Women In Renaissance And Baroque Italy by Geraldine A. Johnson

Picturing Women In Renaissance And Baroque Italy

EditorGeraldine A. Johnson, Sara F. Matthews Grieco

Paperback | January 13, 1998

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This volume considers pictured and picturing women in Renaissance and Baroque Italy as the subjects, creators, patrons, and viewers of art. Women's experiences and needs (perceived by women themselves or defined by men on their behalf) are seen as important determinants in the production and consumption of visual culture. By using a variety of approaches the contributors demonstrate the importance of adopting an interdisciplinary approach when studying women in Italy from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries.
Title:Picturing Women In Renaissance And Baroque ItalyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:338 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.71 inPublished:January 13, 1998Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521565804

ISBN - 13:9780521565806

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Envisioning Women's Lives: 1. Regarding women in sacred space Adrian Randolph; 2. Imaginative conceptions in Renaissance Italy Jacqueline Marie Musacchio; 3. Pedagogical prints: moralizing broadsheets and wayward women in Counter Reformation Italy Sara F. Matthews Grieco; Part II. Creative Careers: Women as Artists and Patrons: 4. Taking part: Benedictine nuns as patrons of art and architecture Mary-Ann Winkelmes; 5. Lavinia Fontana and female life cycle experience in late sixteenth-century Bologna Caroline P. Murphy; 6. 'Virgo-non sterilis ...': nuns as artists in seventeenth-century Rome Franca Trinchieri Camiz; Part III. Female Bodies in the Language of Art: 7. Disrobing the virgin: the Madonna Lactans in fifteenth-century Florentine art Megan Holmes; 8. Donna/Dono: Chivalry and adulterous exchange in the Quattrocento Chad Coerver; 9. Idol or ideal? The power and potency of female public sculpture Geraldine A. Johnson; Notes; Index.

Editorial Reviews

'A thoughtful and impartial examination of the intertwined spheres of womanhood and art in their many and varied spheres and functions.' The Australian National Review