Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 12566
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Rigaux , Dominique.
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  • Title: Women, Faith, and Image in the Late Middle Ages [The author explores the representations of female saints including Clare of Assisi, Catherine of Siena, and others; the discussion includes the kinds of iconography used and where the paintings were displayed].
  • Source: Women and Faith: Catholic Religious Life in Italy from Late Antiquity to the Present.  Edited by Lucetta Scaraffia and Gabriella Zarri.  Harvard University Press, 1999.  Pages 72 - 82.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Hagiography in Art Images Monasticism Women in Art
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 13- 14- 15
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  • Illustrations: Sixteen figures. Figure One Sano di Pietro, "Women Listen to Saint Bernardino Preach," circa 1450(Siena, Duomo, Chapter Library). Figure Two Attributed to Memmi di Filippuccio, "Saint Fina and Donatrix," early fourteenth century (Siena, San Gimignano, Collegiate Church). Figure Three "Saint Clare and the Story of Her Life," 1281-1285 (Assisi, Basilica of Saint Clare). Figure Four Andrea Vanni, "Saint Catherine of Siena and Donatrix," 1380-1390 (Siena, Basilica of Saint Dominic). Figure Five Master of Spilimbergo, "Susanna Bathing," second half of the fourteenth century (Udine, Spilimbergo, Duomo, Main Chapel). Figure Six Benozzo Gozzoli, "Saint Rose," fifteenth century (Viterbo, Convent of the Sisters of Saint Clare). Figure Seven Anonymous Piedmontese, "Our Lady of Mercy," 1478 (Casalvolone, Novara, Saint Peter's Church).~~Figure Eight Giovanni de Campis, "Translation of the Blessed Panacea," 1476 (Boccioleto, hamlet of Oro, Vercelli, Chapel of Saint Pantaleon). Figure Nine Anonymous, "Stories of Saint Margaret of Cortona," seventeenth century drawings after the frescoes of Buffalmacco, circa 1336, which decorated Saint Basil's Church in Cortona (Cortona, Arezzo, Town Library). Figure Ten Niccolò Gerini, "Altarpiece of Saint Fina," 1402 (Siena, San Gimignano; Florence, Scala, Civic Museum). Figure Eleven "Stories of the BlessĂ©d Julia of Certaldo," mid-fifteenth century (Florence, Certaldo, Church of Saints James and Phillip. Figure Twelve Pietro Lorenzetti, "Stories of the Blessed Humility: Humility Reading in the Refectory," 1341(Florence, Uffizi). Figure Thirteen Master of the Blessed Clare of Rimini, "Vision of Clare," circa 1330 (Ajaccio, Corsica, Fesch Museum). Figure Fourteen First Master of Saint Clare of Montefalco, "St. Clare and Christ," 1333 (Montefalco, Perugia, Church of St. Clare). Figure Fifteen Giovanni di Corraduccio, "An Angel Appearing to a Praying Woman Saint," 1420-1430 (Foligno, Perugia, Monastery of Saint Anne). Figure Sixteen "Martha in Her Kitchen," circa 1431 (Foligno, Perugia, Monastery of Saint Anne).
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0674954785
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