Elite women of sixteenth-century France took advantage of their positions to become influential art patrons and collectors. Catherine de’ Medici (1519-1589) was one such woman.
Previous scholarship on the portraits of Sofonisba Anguissola focused primarily on the way the artist depicted herself and the influence of her education on her portraits. Throughout the scholarship on Sofonisba, little attention has been given to one of the most important subjects of her early career; her family. Anguissola depicted her family on severalContinue reading “The Queen’s Game: Sofonisba Anguissola’s “The Chess Game””
Hello everyone! This is definitely one of the more outrageous papers I have ever written. I will say, the footnotes are extremely important, so make sure to check them out. As always, comment for questions about sources or other questions/comments. -Taylor Psyche’s Second Task with a River God from the Sala di Psiche in the PalazzoContinue reading “Eroticism and Urination”
Images of witchcraft have been a major focus for academics studying the Northern Renaissance with significant emphasis placed on the prints’ role in the the widespread witch-hunting and prosecution which took place at the end of the 16th century. Research has made close ties between the works of German artists Albrecht Dürer and Hans BaldungContinue reading “Boil and Bubble and Male Trouble: The Visual Representation of Masculine Anxieties in 16th Century Witchcraft Prints by Claire Sandberg”
When analyzing the works of a woman artist, the role of gender is frequently cited as a major influence on the creation of the work yet is rarely considered when conducting research on a work by a male artist. It is important to consider works by men and women with equal analysis and the roleContinue reading “The Beauty and the Beast: Caravaggio and Gentileschi’s ‘Judith’ Compared by Claire Sandberg”