Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7586
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Crum , Roger J.
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  • Title: Controlling Women or Women Controlled? Suggestions for Gender Roles and Visual Culture in the Italian Renaissance Palace ["I suggest that Renaissance husbands may have involved women in the patronage process, the stewardship of material goods, and the education of children through works of art to involve them directly in the family's material wealth and to engender lineage-sustaining loyalty to the marital family. This message would have been reinforced by the themes of humility, chastity, obedience, and dutiful motherhood that characterize the greater part of Renaissance 'cassoni,' 'spalliere,' and domestic devotional works that these women beheld on a daily basis. And, of course, all of these goods were introduced into and helped to shape a palace environment that was itself highly gendered in terms of space, function, and communication." (Page 45)].
  • Source: Beyond Isabella: Secular Women Patrons of Art in Renaissance Italy.  Edited by Sheryl E. Reiss and David G. Wilkins.  Sixteenth Century Essays and Studies, Volume 54. Truman State University Press, 2001.  Pages 37 - 50.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Alberti, Leon Battista, Humanist- Della Famiglia Human Behavior Palaces Patriarchy Patronage, Artistic
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  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: One figure. Figure One Anonymous painter, "The Assembly of a Domestic Inventory," Florentine, late fifteenth century, (Florence, San Martino del Vescovo).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Dayton
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0943549787