Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 12517
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Johnson , Geraldine A.
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  • Title: Idol or Ideal? The Power and Potency of Female Public Sculpture [The author argues that by the late sixteenth century female statuary in Florence had been removed or moved to less prominent locations; the author suggests that there is a correlation with the patriarchal attitudes of the male art patrons].
  • Source: Picturing Women in Renaissance and Baroque Italy.  Edited by Geraldine A. Johnson and Sara F. Mathews Grieco.  Cambridge University Press, 1997.  Pages 222 - 245.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Sculpture Florence Public Space Women in Art
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14- 15- 16
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  • Illustrations: Ten Figures. Figure One Arnolfo di Cambio, "Madonna and Child," c.1296-1310 (Florence, Museo dell' Opera del Duomo). Figure Two Nanni di Banco and others, "Assumption of the Madonna," c.1404-1421, lunette above the Porta della Mandorla, Florence Cathedral. Figure Three Mercato Vecchio in Florence (with Donatello's "Dovizia" on a column on the left side), late sixteenth or early seventeenth century (Calenzano, Berini Collection). Figure Four Donatello, "Judith Beheading Holofernes," midfifteenth century. Figure Five "The Execution of Savonarola on Piazza della Signoria" (with Donatello's "Judith" in front of the townhall) early sixteenth century (Florence, Museo di San Marco). Figure Six Michelangelo, "David," 1504 (Florence, Accademia). Figure Seven Vincenzo Danti, "Salome at the Execution of the Baptist," 1571, Florence Baptistry. Figure Eight Piazza della Signoria in Florence (photographed before 1930) with outdoor sculptures, "Equestrian Statue of Cosimo I," "Neptune Fountain," "David," "Hercules and Cacus," "Perseus," and "Rape of the Sabine." Figure Nine Benvenuto Cellini, "Perseus Holding the Head of Medusa," 1554, Piazza della Signoria, Florence. Figure Ten Giambologna, "The Rape of the Sabine," 1582, Piazza della Signoria, Florence.
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0521562767
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