Defining the Renaissance 'Virtuosa': Women Artists and the Language of Art History and Criticism / Edition 1

Defining the Renaissance 'Virtuosa': Women Artists and the Language of Art History and Criticism / Edition 1

by Fredrika H. Jacobs
ISBN-10:
0521664969
ISBN-13:
9780521664967
Pub. Date:
08/28/1999
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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Defining the Renaissance 'Virtuosa': Women Artists and the Language of Art History and Criticism / Edition 1

Defining the Renaissance "Virtuosa" considers the language of art in relationship to the issues of gender difference through an examination of art criticism written between 1550 and 1800 on approximately forty women artists who were active in Renaissance Italy. Fredrika Jacobs demonstrates how these theoretical writings defined women artists, by linking artistic creation and biological procreation. Jacobs' study shows how deeply the biases of these early critics have inflected both subsequent reception of these Renaissance virtuose, as well as modern scholarship.

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ISBN-13: 9780521664967
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/28/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. Problems of praise and Pythagorean contrariety; 3. (Pro)creativity; 4. Melancholia: a case study; 5. La donnesca mano; 6. Misplaced modifiers; 7. 'femmina masculo e masculo femmina'; Appendix I. A roster of sixteenth-century Italian women artists; Appendix II. Rime, Madrigali, and other early writings on artists and art; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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