Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3439
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Ciletti , Elena.
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  • Title: Patriarchal Ideology in the Renaissance Iconography of Judith [The author suggests that, in the medieval and Renaissance periods, artists and interpreters alike used Judith to produce the patriarchal categories of chastity and sexual license. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Refiguring Woman: Perspectives on Gender and the Italian Renaissance.  Edited by Marilyn Migiel and Juliana Schiesari.  Cornell University Press, 1991.  Pages 35 - 70.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- General Judith (Biblical Figure) Patriarchy Sexuality Women in Art
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 12- 13- 14- 15- 16
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  • Illustrations: Fourteen Illustrations. Figure One Botticelli, The Return of Judith to Bethulia, c. 1470. Figure Two Parisian Somme le roi, Ms. 368, Chastity/Judith & Holofernes and Lust/Joseph & Potiphar’s Wife, c. 1285. Figure Three Jan Massys (1509-75, Antwerp), Judith. Figure Four Lucas Cranach the Elder, Judith, c. 1530. Figure Five Lucas Cranach the Elder, Salome, c. 1530. Figure Six After Lucas van Leyden, Prostitution, 16th century. Figure Seven Philippe Galle after Maerten van Heemskerck, Judith, detail from The Fatal Power of Women (1610). Figure Eight Philippe Galle after Maerten van Heemskerck, The Fatal Power of Women (1610). Figure Nine Botticelli, The Discovery of the Body of Holofernes, c. 1470. Figure Ten Donatello, Judith and Holofernes, c. 1455-60. Figure Eleven Donatello, Judith and Holfernes (detail). Figure Twelve Ghiberti, Judith, c. 1430s-40s. Figure Thirteen Mantegna, Judith, 1491. Figure Fourteen Botticelli, The Calumny of Apelles, c. 1495.
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  • Author's Affiliation: Hobart and William Smith Colleges
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: Not Available
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