The Resource The devout hand : women, virtue, and visual culture in early modern Italy, Patricia B. Rocco

The devout hand : women, virtue, and visual culture in early modern Italy, Patricia B. Rocco

Label
The devout hand : women, virtue, and visual culture in early modern Italy
Title
The devout hand
Title remainder
women, virtue, and visual culture in early modern Italy
Statement of responsibility
Patricia B. Rocco
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"After the Counter-Reformation, the Papal State of Bologna became a hub for the flourishing of female artistic talent. The eighteenth-century biographer Luigi Crespi recorded twenty-three women artists working in the city, although many of these, until recently, were lost and ignored by modern art criticism, despite the fame they attained during their lifetimes. What were the factors that contributed to Bologna's unique confluence of women with art, science, and religion? The Devout Hand explores the work of two generations of Italian women artists in Bologna, from Lavinia Fontana (1552-1614), whose career emerged during the aftermath of the Counter -Reformation, to her brilliant successor, Elisabetta Sirani (1638-1665), who organized the first school for women artists. Patricia Rocco further sheds light on Sirani's students and colleagues, including the little-known engraver Veronica Fontana and the innovative but understudied etcher Giuseppe Maria Mitelli. Combining analysis of iconography, patronage, gender, and reception studies, Rocco integrates painting, popular prints, book illustration, and embroidery to open a wider lens onto the relationship between women, virtue, and the visual arts during a period of religious crisis. A reminder of the lasting power of images, The Devout Hand highlights women's active role in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Christian reform and artistic production."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
709.454/110903
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6921.B7
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The devout hand : women, virtue, and visual culture in early modern Italy, Patricia B. Rocco
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Cover""; ""THE DEVOUT HAND""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""CONTENTS""; ""Figures""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Colour section ""; ""Introduction""; ""1 Bologna as Exemplary Counter-Reformation City: An Intellectual History of the City and Its Scholars""; ""2 Tridentine Visual Reform in Paleottiâ#x80;#x99;s Discorso: The Modes of the Artefice Cristiano in Theory and Practice""; ""3 Stitching for Virtue: Womenâ#x80;#x99;s Work in Embroidery for the Conservatori of Bologna""; ""4 Felsina Pittrice: Elisabetta Sirani, Her Students and Circle, and the Maniera Devota""
  • ""5 Veronica Fontana and Giuseppe Maria Mitelli: Prints, Piety, and Science in the Work of Siraniâ#x80;#x99;s Students and Colleagues""""Conclusion""; ""Appendices""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""
Control code
ocn992558850
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773552197
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt1w732h3
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.b37474467
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)992558850
  • jstor0773552197

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