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The Resource Defining the Renaissance virtuosa : women artists and the language of art history and criticism, Fredrika H. Jacobs

Defining the Renaissance virtuosa : women artists and the language of art history and criticism, Fredrika H. Jacobs

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Defining the Renaissance virtuosa : women artists and the language of art history and criticism
Title
Defining the Renaissance virtuosa
Title remainder
women artists and the language of art history and criticism
Statement of responsibility
Fredrika H. Jacobs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo are familiar names that are often closely associated with the concepts of genius and masterpiece. But what about Sofonisba Anguissola, Lavinia Fontana, and Irene di Spilimbergo? Their names are unfamiliar and their works are literally unknown. Why? 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 with biological procreation. She also examines the ambiguity of these women as both beautiful objects and creators of beautiful objects. Jacobs's study shows how deeply the biases of these early critics have affected both subsequent reception of these Renaissance virtuose and modern scholarship
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jacobs, Fredrika Herman
Illustrations
illustrations
LC call number
N72.F45
LC item number
J33 1997
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Feminism and art
  • Women artists
  • Art, Italian
  • Art, Renaissance
Label
Defining the Renaissance virtuosa : women artists and the language of art history and criticism, Fredrika H. Jacobs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-224) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 -- App. 1. A Roster of Sixteenth-Century Italian Women Artists -- App. 2. Rime, Madrigali, and Other Early Writings on Artists and Art. 1. Delle Poesie, 1620 / Ridolfo Campeggi. 2. La Galeria, 1619/20 / Giambattista Marino. 3. I Madrigali, 1606 / Mutio Manfredi. 4. Comments concerning Barbara Longhi from a lecture delivered to the Accademia de'Confusi, Bologna, 4 February 1575 / Mutio Manfredi. 5. Di Orlando Santo vita, 1636, excerpt, bk. IV / Giulio Cornelio Gratiano. 6. Rime di diversi nobilissimi, et eccellentissima autori -- in morte della Signora Irene delle Signore di Spilimbergo, 1561
Control code
0521572703
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 229 p
Isbn
9780521572705
Lccn
96037798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill
Label
Defining the Renaissance virtuosa : women artists and the language of art history and criticism, Fredrika H. Jacobs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 -- App. 1. A Roster of Sixteenth-Century Italian Women Artists -- App. 2. Rime, Madrigali, and Other Early Writings on Artists and Art. 1. Delle Poesie, 1620 / Ridolfo Campeggi. 2. La Galeria, 1619/20 / Giambattista Marino. 3. I Madrigali, 1606 / Mutio Manfredi. 4. Comments concerning Barbara Longhi from a lecture delivered to the Accademia de'Confusi, Bologna, 4 February 1575 / Mutio Manfredi. 5. Di Orlando Santo vita, 1636, excerpt, bk. IV / Giulio Cornelio Gratiano. 6. Rime di diversi nobilissimi, et eccellentissima autori -- in morte della Signora Irene delle Signore di Spilimbergo, 1561
Control code
0521572703
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 229 p
Isbn
9780521572705
Lccn
96037798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill

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