Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 1938
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): DeLeeuw , Patricia.
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  • Title: Mary as Model: The Sacred Becomes Secular in Medieval Art [In this short, introductory essay for an art exhibit, the author traces the themes and representations of Mary in art across the centuries. DeLeeuw argues in part that paintings of a young, beautiful Mary in fashionable clothing served to bridge the gap between religious and secular art. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Secular Sacred: 11th-16th Century Works from the Boston Public Library and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  Edited by Nancy Netzer.  McMullen Museum of Art, 2006.  Pages 64 - 67.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- General Beauty Jacob of Voragine, Archbishop of Genoa- Legenda Aurea Mary, Virgin, Saint in Art Theology
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  • Illustrations: Figure One (44 in book) Nativity, folio from antiphonary, Italy, 14th Century, illumination on vellum (Boston Public Library, Josiah H. Brenton Fund, Ms.pb.Med.153) (In color). Figure Two (45) Nativity, folio from antiphonary, Italy, 14th Century, illumination on vellum (Boston Public Library, Josiah H. Brenton Fund, Ms.pb.Med.154) (In color). Figure 3 (37) Antonio Veneziano, Virgin and Child, Florence, late 1370's, tempera on panel (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, gift of Mrs. C. B. Raymond, 84.293.) (In color). Figure Four (35) Francesco di Giorgio Martini, Madonna and Child, St. Jerome, St. Anthony of Padua, and Two Angels, Siena, ca. 1469-1472, tempera on panel (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, gift of Edward Jackson Holmes, 41.921) (In color). Figure Five (39) Workshop of Domenico Ghirlandaio, Virgin and Child, Florence, 1480s-1490s, tempera on panel (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, gift of Quincy A. Shaw, by 1932, 46.1429.) (In color). Figure Six (40) Workshop of Michael Pacher, Virgin and Child Enthroned, Tirol, ca.1470, pine with polychromy (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; gift of S.J. Tannhauser in memory of his wife, Franziska Reiner Tannhauser, 62.338). (In black and white). Figure Seven (47b) Book of Hours (use of Arras), Dutch, 15th century, illumination on vellum, modern calf binding (Boston Public Library, Josiah H. Benton Fund, Ms.q.Med.160). (In color). Figure Eight (42b) Nursing Mary, Northwest France, ca. 1420, illumination on vellum from book of hours (use of Dol) (Boston Public Library, Josiah H. Brenton Fund, Ms.q.Med.90, f. 83v). (In color). Figure Nine (42c) Crucifixion Northwest France, ca. 1420, illumination on vellum from book of hours (use of Dol) (Boston Public Library, Josiah H. Brenton Fund, Ms.q.Med.90, f. 52v). (In color). Figure Ten (43b) Book of Hours (use of Metz), Northwest France, 14th century, illumination on vellum of the crucifixion (Boston Public Library, Josiah H. Brenton Fund, Ms.q.Med.105, f. 16v). Figure Eleven (50) Ascension, folio from antiphonary, Italy 14th century, illumination on vellum (Boston Public Library, Josiah H. Brenton Fund, Ms.pb.Med.178). (In color). Figure Twelve (49) Death of the Virgin, initial from antiphonary, Italy, ca. 1400, illuminaiton on vellum (Boston Public Library, Josiah H. Brenton Fund, Ms.pb.Med.173).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Boston College
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  • Year of Publication: 2006.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1892850109
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