Gender, Politics, and Allegory in the Art of Rubens (Hardback)
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Gender, Politics, and Allegory in the Art of Rubens (Hardback)

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Hardback 328 Pages / Published: 05/09/2005
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Gender, Politics, and Allegory in the Art of Peter Paul Rubens examines the intertwined relationship between paintings of family and marriage, and of war, peace, and statehood by the Flemish master. Drawing extensively upon recent critical and gender theory, Lisa Rosenthal reshapes our view of Rubens' works and of the interpretive practices through which we engage them. Close readings offer new interpretations of canonical images, while bringing into view other powerful works which are less familiar. The focus on gender serves as a catalyst that enables an original way of reading visual allegory, giving it a dynamic multivalence undiscovered by traditional iconographic methods.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521842440
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 1043 g
Dimensions: 264 x 190 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... allows for the emergence of a more vulnerable and appealing view of this Olympian artist.' The Art Newspaper
"Lisa Rosenthal's Gender, Politics and Allegory in the Art of Rubens is an ambitious project, covering three fundamental aspects of Rubens's pictorial rhetoric. The book is overall a thought-provoking contribution to Rubens scholarship." Lucy Davis, History of Netherlandish Art
"Among other things, Gender, Politics and Allegory in the Art of Rubens provides a layered examination of the representation of women during the early modern period. In addition to promoting the interrogation of gender, this impressive book should encourage art historians to embrace the troubling and indistinct references so often found in admirable artworks." - Lianne McTavish, University of New Brunswick, Sixteenth Century Journal

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