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Envisioning gender in Burgundian devotional art, 1350-1530 : experience, authority, resistance /
Andrea Pearson.
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Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT, USA : Ashgate Pub., 2005.
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xix, 236 p. : ill.
ISBN
0754651541 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT, USA : Ashgate Pub., 2005.
isbn
0754651541 (hardcover : alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction: performing gender in the Burgundian Netherlands -- Authority and community in women's books of hours -- Regendering the faith: books of hours, devotional portrait diptychs, and the affirmation of men -- The problem of male embodiment in two diptychs from Bruges -- Nuns and clerics: ambiguous authority in a devotional portrait diptych -- Disrupting gender at the court of Margaret of Austria.
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5559903
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Envisioning Gender in Burgundian Devotional Art, 1350-1530 illuminates the relationships between visual culture, faith, and gender in the courtly, monastic, and urban spheres of the early modern Burgundian Netherlands. By examining works by artists such as the Master of Mary of Burgundy, Jan van Eyck, Hans Memling, and Bernard van Orley, author Andrea Pearson identifies and explores pictorial constructions of masculinity and femininity in regard to the expectations, experiences, and practices of devotion.
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This book illuminates the relationships between visual culture, faith, and gender in the courtly, monastic, and urban spheres of the early modern Burgundian Netherlands. By examining works by artists such as the Master of Mary of Burgundy, Jan van Eyck, Hans Memling, and Bernard van Orley, author Andrea Pearson identifies and explores pictorial constructions of masculinity and femininity in regard to the expectations, experiences and practices of devotion.
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Through an examination of the works of such artists as the Master of Mary of Burgundy, van Eyck, Hans Memling, and Bernard van Orley, Pearson identifies and explores pictorial constructions of masculinity and femininity in regard to the expectations, experiences, and practices of devotion.
Long Description
Illuminated here are the relationships between visual culture, faith, and gender in the courtly, monastic, and urban spheres of the early modern Burgundian Netherlands. By examining works by artists such as the Master of Mary of Burgundy, Jan van Eyck, Hans Memling, and Bernard van Orley, author Andrea Pearson identifies and explores pictorial constructions of masculinity and femininity in regard to the expectations, experiences, and practices of devotion. Specifically, she demonstrates that two of the most prominent visual genres of the period, books of hours and devotional portrait diptychs, were manipulated by patrons and spectators of both sexes to challenge and negotiate the boundaries and hierarchies of gender, and that marginalized individuals and groups appropriated the types to resist the authority of others and advance their own. Ultimately, the books and diptychs emerge as critical and often contentious sites for deliberating and transacting gender. By integrating books of hours and devotional portrait diptychs into current interdisciplinary theoretical discourse on gender, power and devotion, the author engages scholars in a range of disciplines: art history, history, religion and literature, as well as women's and men's studies.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction: Performing gender in the Burgundian Netherlands
Authority and community in women's books of hours
Regendering the faith: books of hours, devotional portrait diptychs, and the affirmation of men
The problem of male embodiment in two diptychs from Bruges
Nuns and clerics: ambiguous authority in a devotional portrait diptych
Disrupting gender at the court of Margaret of Austria
Conclusion
Appendix
Bibliography
Index
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