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Download e-book for iPad: Ambiguous Locks: An Iconology of Hair in Medieval Art and by Roberta Milliken

By Roberta Milliken

ISBN-10: 0786448709

ISBN-13: 9780786448708

It has lengthy been acknowledged woman’s hair is her finishing touch. certainly, all through background, hair has remained a huge cultural image of femininity. In medieval artwork, iconic pictures of lengthy, flowing locks can convey sexuality, and the slicing of a woman’s hair usually indications her female misbehavior. Artists of every kind within the heart a long time used women’s lengthy hair to govern their audience’s estimation in their lady figures. This interdisciplinary paintings explores the importance of women’s hair in literature and paintings from the medieval interval via 1525, placing into old context the ways that hair participates in building of the feminine identity.

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