Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 14103
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Jacobus , Laura
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  • Title: Piety and Propriety in the Arena Chapel [the author argues that the "Early Life of the Virgin" frescoes in the Arena Chapel were intended in part to convey models of behavior to the wife, mother, and daughter of Enrico Scrovegni, the patron; using devotional works and secular conduct literature the author argues that the ideals for upper class women's behavior (modesty, chastity, courtliness, humility, charity, and attention to their husbands and families) were linked to piety and represented by Giotto in the images of the Virgin and other holy women].
  • Source: Renaissance studies : journal of the Society for Renaissance Studies 12, 2 (June 1998): Pages 177 - 205.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Gender in Art Giotto di Bondone, Painter Human Behavior Iconography Lay Piety Mary, Virgin, Saint in Art Padua, Padua, Italy- Arena Chapel- Fresco Cycle- Early Life of the Virgin Women in Art
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14
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  • Illustrations: Eleven figures. Figure One Giotto di Bondone, "Flight into Egypt" (Padua, Arena Chapel). Figure Two Giotto di Bondone, "The Betrothal of the Virgin" (Padua, Arena Chapel). Figure Three Giotto di Bondone, "The Wedding Procession" (Padua, Arena Chapel). Figure Four Giotto di Bondone, "The Meeting of Joachim and Anna at the Golden Gate" (Padua, Arena Chapel). Figure Five Giotto di Bondone, "The Visitation" (Padua, Arena Chapel). Figure Six Fresco cited as an example of indecorous female conduct (San Gimignano, Camera del Podestà). Figure Seven Giotto di Bondone, "Annunciation to Anna" (Padua, Arena Chapel). Figure Nine Giotto di Bondone, "The Nativity" (Padua, Arena Chapel). Figure Ten Giusto di Menabuoi, "The Nativity," part of a small triptych for private devotion (London, National Gallery). Figure Eleven Giotto di Bondone, "Wedding Feast at Cana" (Padua, Arena Chapel).
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 02691213
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