Picturing Women In Late Medieval And Renaissance Art available in Paperback
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- Manchester University Press
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.
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