Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9043
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Eichberger , Dagmar.
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  • Title: Close Encounters with Death: Changing Representations of Women in Renaissance Art and Literature [The author traces the changes in Dance of Death cycles with some emphasizing women's life cycle phases while others are concerned with the female body and sexuality. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Reading Texts and Images: Essays on Medieval and Renaissance Art and Patronage in Honour of Margaret M. Manion.  Edited by Bernard J. Muir.  University of Exeter Press, 2002.  Pages 273 - 296.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Beauty Dance of Death (Artistic Motif) Illumination of Manuscripts Women in Art Woodcuts
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 15- 16
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  • Illustrations: Twelve figures. Figure One Dance of Death: Death and a Mother/Death and a Child, anonymous German woodcut, Blockbuch, printed in Basel (Heidelberg, Universitätsbibliothek, MS Pal. 438, fols. 140v-141) (in color). Figure Two Hans Leinberger, "Death," circa 1520, boxwood (Innsbruck, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Schoß Ambras). Figure Three Death and a Young Couple, 1493, Office of the Dead, Breviary of Jost van Silenen (Zürich, Schwizerisches Landesmuseum, LM-4624, fol. 359). Figure Four Dance of Death with author image, 1493, Broadsheet with woodcuts printed by Antoine Verard (Paris, Bibiotheque national, Cabinet des Estampes, Te. 8rés. C21297). Figure Five Anonymous, Dance of Death: Musicians, circa 1485, South German woodcut, printed by Heinrich Knoblochtzer (Heidelberg, University Library, C7074 Folio Inc., fol. 2.) Figure Six Anonymous, Church and Cemetery of the Franciscan Monastery of SS Innocents, circa 1550, Flemish panel painting (Paris, Musée Carnavalet). Figure Seven, Simon Marmion, St. Bertin Altarpiece (right-hand panel in background has Dance of Death Fresco), 1459, oil on wood (Berlin, Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz). Figure Eight Albrecht Kauw, Dance of Death; Death and Warrior/Death and Prostitute, 1516-1519, Watercolor based on the Bern Dance of Death Frescoes by Manuel Deutsch (Bern, Bernisches Historisches Museum). Figure Nine, French manuscript illumination, Female Theologian, Danse macabre des femmes, circa 1510-1520 (Paris, Bibliotheque national, MS Fr. 995, Fol. 31v). Figure Ten Hans Baldung Grein, Adam and Eve, chiaroscuro woodcut, 1511 (Berlin, Staatliche Museen, Gemäldegalerie, Kupferstichkabinett, Sammlung der Zeichnungen und Druckgraphik, inv. no. 882-2). Figure Eleven Hans Baldung Grien, Death and the Maiden, tempera on wood, 1517 (Basel, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung). Figure Twelve Barthel Beham, Vanitas, oil on wood, 1540 (Hamburg, Hamburger Kunsthalle).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Saarbrücken and University of Heidelberg
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0859897133
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