Women and the Visual Arts in Italy C. 1400-1650: Luxury and Leisure, Duty and Devotion: A Sourcebook

Women and the Visual Arts in Italy C. 1400-1650: Luxury and Leisure, Duty and Devotion: A Sourcebook

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Paperback, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, ISBN13 9780719080999, ISBN10 0719080991
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The anthology of original sources from c.1400 to 1650, translated from Italian or Latin, and accompanied by introductions and bibliographies, is concerned with women's varied involvement with the visual arts and material culture of their day. The readers gains a sense of women not only as patrons of architecture, painting, sculpture and the applied arts, but as users of art both on special occasions, like civic festivities or pilgrimages, and in everyday social and devotional life. As they seek to adapt and embellish their persons and their environments, acquire paintings for solace or prestige, or cultivate relationships with artists, women emerge as discerning participants in the consumer culture of their time, and often as lively commentators on it. Their fervent participation in religious life is also seen in their use of art in devotional rituals, or their commissioning of tombs or altarpieces to perpetuate their memory and aid them in the afterlife.

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Number of Pages: 358
Original Languages: English
Author: Rogers, Mary ,  Tinagli, Paola
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr
ISBN-13: 9780719080999
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 8.75 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 0719080991
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