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Plautilla Nelli 1523-1588: The Painter-Prioress of Renaissance Florence
     

Plautilla Nelli 1523-1588: The Painter-Prioress of Renaissance Florence

by Jonathan K. Nelson
 
A little-known painter in sixteenth-century Florence, Plautilla Nelli is one of the first known female Renaissance artists. In this collection of essays, internationally recognized scholars examine the life and works of Nelli, the prioress of a Dominican convent, with special attention to the artistic, social, and religious contexts. The book reproduces all Nelli's

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A little-known painter in sixteenth-century Florence, Plautilla Nelli is one of the first known female Renaissance artists. In this collection of essays, internationally recognized scholars examine the life and works of Nelli, the prioress of a Dominican convent, with special attention to the artistic, social, and religious contexts. The book reproduces all Nelli's paintings and drawings in color, many for the first time, as well as presenting the restoration results of her celebrated Lamentation. This volume is an indispensable contribution to studies on Renaissance women artists and the Dominican visual culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788895250038
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Pages:
150
Sales rank:
944,476
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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