Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 6023
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Sebregondi , Ludovica.
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  • Title: Clothes and Teenagers: What Young Men Wore in Fifteenth-Century Florence [The author argues that young Florentine men wore distinctive clothing. Tight-fitting and revealing cothing that emphasized the wearer's masculinity were popular. Moralists complained but did not succeed in changing fashions. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: The Premodern Teenager: Youth in Society, 1150-1650.  Edited by Konrad Eisenbichler.  Publications of the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Essays and Studies, 1. Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2002.  Pages 27 - 50.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Clothing Fashion Florence Male Adolescents Masculinity Sexuality Social Class Sumptuary Laws
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Twelve Figures. Figure One Workshop of Domenico Ghirlandaio, "The Buonomini Distribute Clothes to the Poor," fresco, circa 1482 (Florence, Oratorio dei Buonomini di San Martino) (In color). Figure Two Attributed to Maso Finiguerra, "David," pen, watercolor, and pencil, circa 1450 (Florence, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi, 42F). Figure Three Giovanni di Ser Giovanni, called lo Scheggia, "The Game of Civettino," desco da parto, circa 1450 (Florence, Museo di Palazzo Davanzati) (In color). Figure Four Giovanni di Ser Giovanni, called lo Scheggia, "The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian," fresco, signed and dated 1457 (San Giovanni Valdarno, Chiesa di San Lorenzo) (In color). Figure Five Giovanni di Ser Giovanni, called lo Scheggia, "Stories of Chaste Susanna," cassone front, circa 1450, detail of two boys (Florence, Muse di Palazzo Davanzati) (In color). Figure Six Luca Signorelli, "The End of the World," fresco, 1499, detail of two men wearing codpieces (Orvieto, Cattedrale, Cappella di San Brizio) (In color). Figure Seven Unknown Florentine artist, "Paris," inside panel of a cassone lid, circa 1470, Paris stretches out on the ground in elegant dress and sports a codpiece (Florence, Museo della Fondazione Horne) (in color). Figure Eight Giovanni di Ser Giovanni, called lo Scheggia, "Stories of Chaste Susanna," cassone front, circa 1450 (larger view of Figure Five) (Florence, Museo di Palazzo Davanzati) (In color). Figure Nine Giovanni di Ser Giovanni, called lo Scheggia, "Cassone Adimari," panel for headboard, circa 1440-1450 (Florence, Galleria dell'Accademia) (In color). Figure Ten Benozzo Gozzoli, "Idealized Portrait of Lorenzo the Magnificent," fresco, 1459-1463 (Florence, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Cappella) (In color). Figure Eleven Benozzo Gozzoli, "Augustine Brought by his Parents to Tagaste's School," fresco, 1464-1465 (San Gimignano, Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, Choir) (In color). Figure Twelve "On the Dress of Youths of Olden Times," woodcut in Cesare Vecellio, "Habiti antichi et moderni di tutto il mondo," Venezia: Appresso i Sessa, 1589, n. 53.
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  • Author's Affiliation: Universit√† degli Studi di Firenze
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0772720185
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