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

By Roberta Milliken

It has lengthy been stated woman’s hair is her finishing touch. certainly, all through background, hair has remained an incredible cultural image of femininity. In medieval artwork, iconic photographs of lengthy, flowing locks can exhibit sexuality, and the slicing of a woman’s hair usually indications her female misbehavior. Artists of every kind within the center a while used women’s lengthy hair to govern their audience’s estimation in their girl figures. This interdisciplinary paintings explores the importance of women’s hair in literature and paintings from the medieval interval via 1525, placing into historic context the ways that hair participates in development of the feminine identity.

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