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Imagery of Violence Against the Female Body in Early Modern Catholic Europe

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dc.contributor.advisor Ho, Angela
dc.contributor.author Lloyd, Ashley
dc.creator Lloyd, Ashley
dc.date 2020-12-04
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-28T01:04:54Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-28T01:04:54Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/12076
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the use of violence, particularly sexual violence, in imagery created for the two major patrons of the Early Modern period, the Catholic Church and the courts of Catholic Europe. Changes in theological practice, as well as the reality of violence surrounding the Counter Reformation, led to the Catholic Church using violent imagery of martyrs as tools for devotion, as well as a reinforcement of beliefs about virginity. Sovereigns utilized sexually violent mythological imagery as propaganda, identifying themselves as the abducting heroes and the abducted figures as their subjects. While these images were certainly erotic, they were not only so; instead, these were complex, multivalent images which reflected the values and ideals of their patrons. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Baroque en_US
dc.subject Rubens en_US
dc.subject sexual violence en_US
dc.subject female virgin martyr saints en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject Santo Stefano Rotondo en_US
dc.title Imagery of Violence Against the Female Body in Early Modern Catholic Europe en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Art History en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Art History en_US
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en_US


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