Women_in_Medieval_through_17th_Century_Visual_Arts

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Unformatted text preview: Women in Medieval through 17th Century Visual Arts An Overview Copyright 2005, Sean William Doyle Women in Medieval Visual Arts Female artists actively participated in the following visual arts in Medieval Europe: – Manuscript Illumination Rubricators – specialized in elaborate lettering and created the first letter of a paragraph or section Illuminators or Painters – created borders and illustrations for the text – Embroidery Copyright 2005, Sean William Doyle En or Ende (10th­11th century CE) She was the first known female illuminator from the Middle Ages She created nearly all of the illuminations in Beatus Apocalypse of Gerona published in 975 Copyright 2005, Sean William Doyle Hortus Delicarium An encyclopedia of knowledge compiled by Herrad of Landsberg (1130­ 1195 CE), Abbess of Hohenburg It included the work of Diemud (1057­1130 CE) and Claricia (12th century CE) Copyright 2005, Sean William Doyle Hildegard von Bingen Her compilation, Scivias (Know Thou the Ways of God), contains several self­made illustrations of her visions Selected Pages from Scivias Copyright 2005, Sean William Doyle Bourgot (14th century CE) She was the daughter of miniaturist Jean Le Noir, with whom she collaborated on the Book of Hours for Yolande de Flandre in 1353 Copyright 2005, Sean William Doyle Anastasia (14 century CE) th She was praised by Christine de Pizan in her The Book of the City of Ladies as the best illuminator in the world Copyright 2005, Sean William Doyle The Eva/Ave Dualism in Medieval Imagery In the visual arts of the Middle Ages, images of women tended to be classified into two categories: women that were shown as virginal, chaste, and pure (like the Virgin Mary) and women that were depicted as lustful, sinful, and impure (like Eve) Copyright 2005, Sean William Doyle Medieval Embroidery The earliest known example of fine needlework by a woman is a stole and maniple embroidered in gold and precious stones for St. Cuthbert in the 7th century CE by St. Etheldreda, Abbess of Ely Other famous examples include a stole and maniple by Queen Aelfflaed in ca. 910 CE, a tapestry by Aedelfleda in 991 CE, the Syon Cope (a fine example of the Opus Anglicanum), and the Bayeux Tapestry Copyright 2005, Sean William Doyle Syon Cope (14 century CE) th Copyright 2005, Sean William Doyle Images of Women in the Bayeux Tapestry (ca. 1070s CE) Copyright 2005, Sean William Doyle Women in Renaissance Visual Arts Female artists actively participated in the following visual arts in Renaissance Europe: – Painting – Sculpture Copyright 2005, Sean William Doyle Properzia Dé Rossi (ca. 1490­1530 CE) Title: The Chastity of Joseph (or The Temptation of Joseph by the Wife of Potiphar) Year: ca. 1526 CE Type: Relief Sculpture Copyright 2005, Sean William Doyle Sofonisba Anguissola (1532/35­ 1625 CE) Title: The Chess Game Year: 1555 CE Type: Painting (oil on canvas) Copyright 2005, Sean William Doyle Lavinia Fontana (1552­1614 CE) Title: The Visit of the Queen of Sheba Year: ca. 1600 CE Type: Painting (oil on canvas) Copyright 2005, Sean William Doyle Women in Baroque Visual Arts Female artists actively participated in the following visual arts in Baroque Europe: – Painting – Sculpture Copyright 2005, Sean William Doyle Artemisia Gentileschi (1593­ca. 1652 CE) Title: Judith Decapitating Holofernes Year: 1615­1620 CE Type: Painting (oil on canvas) Copyright 2005, Sean William Doyle Clara Peeters (1594­1657 CE) Title: Still Life with Flowers, a Goblet, Dried Fruit and Pretzels Year: 1611 CE Type: Painting (oil on panel) Copyright 2005, Sean William Doyle Rachel Ruysch (1666­1750 CE) Title: Flower Still Life Year: ca. 1700 CE Type: Painting (oil on canvas) Copyright 2005, Sean William Doyle Judith Leyster (1609­1660 CE) Title: The Proposition Year: 1631 Type: Painting (oil on panel) Copyright 2005, Sean William Doyle Jan Steen (ca. 1625­1679 CE) Title: The Doctor’s Visit Year: ca. 1663­1665 CE Type: Painting (oil on canvas) Copyright 2005, Sean William Doyle ...
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2011 for the course HUM 120 taught by Professor Seandoyle during the Spring '11 term at Moraine Valley Community College.

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