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Picturing Women In Late Medieval And Renaissance Art

Picturing Women In Late Medieval And Renaissance Art

by Christa Grossinger


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This extensively illustrated book discusses the representation of women in the art of the late Middle Ages in Northern Europe. Drawing on a wide range of different media, but making particular use of the rich plethora of woodcuts, the author charts how the images of women changed during the period and proposes two basic categories - the Virgin and Eve, good and evil. Within these, however, we discover attitudes to sinful, foolish, married and unmarried women and the style and use of these images exposes the full extent of the misogyny entrenched in medieval society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780719041105
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 11/01/1997
Series: Manchester Medieval Studies
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Christa Grossinger is Lecturer in the History of Art Department at the University of Manchester

Table of Contents

Introduction**Antithesis**The Good Woman**The Evil Woman**Women Beyond the Pale**The Ages of Women

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