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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

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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
Creator
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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1967-
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Rocco, Patricia B.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Art, Italian
  • Art, Italian
  • Women artists
  • Women artists
  • Women artists
  • Women artists
  • Bologna (Italy)
  • Bologna (Italy)
  • Bologna (Italy)
Label
The devout hand : women, virtue, and visual culture in early modern Italy, Patricia B. Rocco
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Bologna as exemplary Counter-Reformation city: an intellectual history of the city and its scholars -- Tridentine visual reform in Paleotti's Discorso: the modes of the Artefice Cristiano in theory and practice -- Stitching for virtue: women's work in embroidery for the Conservatori of Bologna -- Felsina Pittrice: Elisabetta Sirani, her students and circle, and the Maniera Devota -- Veronica Fontana and Giuseppe Maria Mitelli: prints, piety, and science in the work of Sirani's students and colleagues -- conclusion
Control code
ocn986150018
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 278 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780773551381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)986150018
Label
The devout hand : women, virtue, and visual culture in early modern Italy, Patricia B. Rocco
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Bologna as exemplary Counter-Reformation city: an intellectual history of the city and its scholars -- Tridentine visual reform in Paleotti's Discorso: the modes of the Artefice Cristiano in theory and practice -- Stitching for virtue: women's work in embroidery for the Conservatori of Bologna -- Felsina Pittrice: Elisabetta Sirani, her students and circle, and the Maniera Devota -- Veronica Fontana and Giuseppe Maria Mitelli: prints, piety, and science in the work of Sirani's students and colleagues -- conclusion
Control code
ocn986150018
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 278 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780773551381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)986150018

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