Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 July 1997

192 Pages | 62 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719041105

Bookseller Code (06)


Picturing women in late medieval and renaissance art

Christa Grossinger

Published by Manchester University Press

Manchester Medieval Studies MUP

This extensively illustrated book discusses the representation of women in the art of the late Middle Ages in Northern Europe. Drawing on a wide range of different media, but making particular use of the rich plethora of woodcuts, the author charts how the images of women changed during the period and proposes two basic categories - the Virgin and Eve, good and evil. Within these, however, we discover attitudes to sinful, foolish, married and unmarried women and the style and use of these images exposes the full extent of the misogyny entrenched in medieval society.


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