Gender, Politics, and Allegory in the Art of Rubens

Gender, Politics, and Allegory in the Art of Rubens

by Lisa Rosenthal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521842441

ISBN-13: 9780521842440

Pub. Date: 07/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Lisa Rosenthal examines the intertwined relationship between paintings of family and marriage, and of war, peace, and statehood by the Flemish master. Drawing extensively upon recent critical and gender theory, she alters our view of Rubens' works and of the interpretive practices through which we engage them. Rosenthal's study offers new interpretations of

Overview

Lisa Rosenthal examines the intertwined relationship between paintings of family and marriage, and of war, peace, and statehood by the Flemish master. Drawing extensively upon recent critical and gender theory, she alters our view of Rubens' works and of the interpretive practices through which we engage them. Rosenthal's study offers new interpretations of canonical images, simultaneously bringing into view other powerful but less familiar works. Her focus on gender serves as a catalyst that creates an original way of reading visual allegory, and presents a dynamic multivalence undiscovered by traditional iconographic methods.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521842440
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

1. Rubens, allegory, and art-historical method; 2. The Parens Patriae; 3. Manhood and statehood; 4. Hercules's distaff; 5. Making peace; 6. Self-portraiture and the place of paternity.

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