Picturing Women in Late Medieval and Renaissance Art - Manchester Medieval Studies (Paperback)Christa Grossinger (author)
Paperback 192 Pages
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.
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 246 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 10 mm
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