Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 22689
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Fleck , Cathleen A
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  • Title: Blessed the eyes that see those things you see: The Trecento Choir Frescoes at Santa Maria Donnaregina in Naples [Describes the events depicted in the fresco cycles of the monastery, and makes connections between the relationship of the nun's agency as viewer of the frescoes to her relationship with the male mendicant orders of the monastery. Also examines how the content of the frescoes alludes to increases in women's literacy in Naples during this period. Title note supplied by Femiane.].
  • Source: Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 67, ( 2004): Pages 201 - 224.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Agnes, Martyr, Saint Art History- Painting Catherine of Alexandria, Martyr, Saint in Art Elizabeth of Hungary, Saint Hagiography Literacy Monasticism Naples, Napoli, Italy- Monastery of Santa Maria Donnaregina Pastoral Care- Nuns Poor Clares Order Women i
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14
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  • Primary Evidence: Fresco Paintings; Santa Maria Donnaregina, Naples.
  • Illustrations: Fourteen illustrations. Figure One Plan of Santa Maria Donnaregina, Naples. Figure Two Longitudinal section of Santa Maria Donnaregina, Naples. Figure ThreeA Schematic layout of frescoes (not to scale), Santa Maria Donnaregina, Naples. ThreeB Key to Schematic layout of frescoes. Figure Four View from the choir towards apse and angelic hierarchies (Naples, Santa Maria Donnaregina). Figure Five Tino da Camaino and Gallardo Primario, Tomb of Queen Mary of Hungary, ca. 1326 (Naples, Santa Maria Donnaregina). Figure Six Passion and St. Elizabeth cycles (Naples, Santa Maria Donnaregina, Choir towards north wall). Figure Seven St. Elizabeth of Hungary praying and serving her husband (above); Disciplined by her maid, exchanging a message, and asked to leave by her brother-in-law (?) (Naples, Santa Maria Donnaregina, Choir, north wall). Figure Eight Christ's third stripping and Ascent of the cross (Naples, Santa Maria Donnaregina, Choir, north wall). Figure Nine St. Catherine of Alexandria condemned to prison (Naples, Santa Maria Donnaregina, Choir, south wall). Figure Ten St. Agnes cycle and Last Judgement (The Elect) (Naples, Santa Maria Donnaregina, Choir, southwest corner). Figure Eleven View from the altar toward the facade and choir (Naples, Santa Maria Donnaregina). Figure Twelve The choirs of angels, prophets, apostles, and the Elect. Last Judgment (left section) (Naples, Santa Maria Donnaregina, Choir, west wall). Figure Thirteen Angelic hierarchies (detail) (Naples, Santa Maria Donnaregina, Arch, east wall). Figure Fourteen Vision of the Son of Man, Revelation, Bible of Anti-Pope Clement VII, circa 1330 (London, British Library, Add. MS 47672, fol. 468v).
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00442992
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