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Defining the Renaissance 'Virtuosa' Women Artists and the Language of Art History and Criticism

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ISBN-10: 0521664969

ISBN-13: 9780521664967

Edition: 1999

Authors: Fredrika H. Jacobs

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Jacobs considers the language of art in relation to the issues of gender difference through an examination of art criticism written between 1550 and 1800. She shows how the biases of early critics influenced the subsequent reception of women artists.
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List price: $57.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/13/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 246
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034

Fredrika H. Jacobs is professor of art history at Virginia Commonwealth University. A scholar of Italian Renaissance art, she is the author of Defining the Renaissance: Virtuosa Women Artists and the Language of Art History and Criticism.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Problems of Praise and Pythagorean Contrariety
(Pro)creativity
Melancholia: A Case Study
La Donnesca Mano
Misplaced Modifiers
Femmina Masculo e Masculo Femmina
A Roster of Sixteenth-Century Italian Women Artists
Rime, Madrigali, and Other Early Writings on Artists and Art
Ridolfo Campeggi, Delle Poesie, 1620
"Alla Signora Lavinia Fontana Pittrice famosa"
"Al Sig. Guido Reni Pittore Eccellentiss"
Giambattista Marino, La Galeria, 1619/20
"La Decollatione di San Giovanni Battista, di Titiano"
"Herodiade con la testa di San Giovanni Battista, di Lavinia Fontana"
Mutio Manfredi, I Madrigali, 1606
Three madrigals "Per la Signora Barbara Lunghi eccellentissima pittrice, e pertetua virgine"
Three madrigals "Per la Signora Fede Galitia, Fanciula nell'Arte della Pittura eccellentiss"
Mutio Manfredi: Comments concerning Barbara Longhi from a lecture delivered to the Accademia de'Confusi, Bologna, 4 February 1575
Giulio Cornelio Gratiano, Di Orlando Santo vita, 1636, excerpt, bk. IV
Rime di diversi nobilissimi, et eccellentissima autori -- in morte della Signora Irene delle Signore di Spilimbergo, 1561
Federico Frangipane, "Mentre IRENE gentil..."
Giacomo Tiepolo, "Mentre la bella, and giovenetta IRENE..."
Gioseppe Betussi, "Qui sepolta non e la bella IRENE..."
Gio. Battista Pigna, "Se la Vergine e 'n ciel..."
Titian, "EGREGIA poteras spirantes fingere uultus..."
Ippolita Gonzaga, "Quella, che co'i soavi almi concenti..."
Notes
Bibliography
Index