Associate 1997-98

Jeryldene M. Wood

Art History

Concerning Women: Art and the Debate about Women in Sixteenth-Century Italy

This book expands our knowledge of Renaissance Italy by studying the visual arts in light of a fiercely argued sixteenth-century debate over the relative superiority of the sexes. The book addresses neglected issues about art and gender during the Renaissance through its analysis of a wide range of painting and sculpture, writings by contemporary women, and family documentation.