The Devout Hand: Women, Virtue, and Visual Culture in Early Modern Italy by Patricia Rocco
English | December 1st, 2017 | ASIN: B076ML83TS, ISBN: 0773551387 | 284 Pages | EPUB | 33.85 MB
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 over twenty-eight women artists working in the city, although many of these, until recently, were 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?