Cassone Painting, Humanism and Gender in Early Modern Italy

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Overlooked in traditional studies of Italian art, cassone painting was nonetheless a popular genre in Early Renaissance Tuscany. In this study, Cristelle Baskins questions the traditional readings of these decorated chests as merely didactic or moralizing. She argues that the pieces performed an important role in the socialization and gender formation of women during the Renaissance. She demonstrates that cassone, which invariably depict exemplary women from classical mythology, invited a range of responses, ...

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Overlooked in traditional studies of Italian art, cassone painting was nonetheless a popular genre in Early Renaissance Tuscany. In this study, Cristelle Baskins questions the traditional readings of these decorated chests as merely didactic or moralizing. She argues that the pieces performed an important role in the socialization and gender formation of women during the Renaissance. She demonstrates that cassone, which invariably depict exemplary women from classical mythology, invited a range of responses, ranging from coercion to pleasure.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Object Lessons 1
1 Le Nozze d'Emilia: Amazons, Armed and Beautiful 26
2 Dido: Taking the Gold out of Carthage 50
3 Camilla: Filialogy and the Family Romance 75
4 Hersilia and the Sabine Women: Piece Making 103
5 Lucretia: Dangerous Familiars 128
6 Virginia/Virginius: Her Body, Himself 160
Notes 187
Selected Bibliography 235
Index 259
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