Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8889
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Kirkham , Victoria.
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  • Title: Poetic Ideals of Love and Beauty [The author examines the themes of love and beauty in the writings of Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarch, Poliziano, and Lorenzo de'Medici].
  • Source: Virtue and Beauty: Leonardo's "Ginevra de'Benci" and Renaissance Portraits of Women." Catalog of an exhibition held Sept. 30, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002 at the National Gallery of Art.  Edited by David Alan Brown et al.; with contributions by Elizabeth Cropper and Eleonora Luciano..  National Gallery of Art in association with Princeton University Press, 2001.  Pages 48 - 61.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Beauty in Literature Florence Literature- Verse Love in Literature Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 13- 14- 15
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  • Illustrations: Eight illustrations. Figure One Dante and Beatrice in the Heaven of the Moon (Paradiso 3), from a series made for the Divine Comedy (Chicago, The Newberry Library). Figure Two Lorenzo di Niccolò, Episodes from the Comedia delle Ninfe Fiorentine, birth salver (New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art). Figure Three Africo with Nymphs, from Boccaccio, Nymphs of Fiesole (stanzas 57- 59) (Chicago, The Newberry Library). Figure Four Giovanni Boccaccio, Iancofiore, from Decameron holograph (8.10) (Berlin, Staatsbibliothek, Preussicher Kulturbesitz, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ms. Hamilton 90, fol. 95v). Figure Five Giovanni Boccaccio, Bartolomea, from Decameron holograph (2.10) (Berlin, Staatsbibliothek, Preussicher Kulturbesitz, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ms. Hamilton 90, fol. 31v). Figure Six Giovanni Boccaccio, Alatiel, from Decameron holograph (2.7) (Berlin, Staatsbibliothek, Preussicher Kulturbesitz, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ms. Hamilton 90, fol. 23v). Figure Seven Triumph of Chastity, from Francesco Petrarca, Trionfi e canzoniere (Chicago, The Newberry Library). Figure Eight Giuliano da Maiano and Francione, from figure designs attributed to Botticelli and Filippino Lippi, Dante and Petrarch, Florence, Palazzo Vecchio, Sala de'Gigli).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0691090572
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