Download e-book for kindle: 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 final touch. certainly, all through heritage, hair has remained a huge cultural image of femininity. In medieval artwork, iconic pictures of lengthy, flowing locks can show sexuality, and the slicing of a woman’s hair usually indications her female misbehavior. Artists of all types within the heart a long time used women’s lengthy hair to control their audience’s estimation in their woman 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 development of the feminine identity.

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