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Divine mirrors : the Virgin Mary in the visual arts

Author: Melissa R Katz; Robert A Orsi; Davis Museum and Cultural Center.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Divine Mirrors examines the complex relationship between sacred imagery and secular identity in the art of the Madonna." "This work features the work of such renowned artists as Il Pintoricchio, Mantegna, Munch, and Leger, alongside fresh, undiscovered masters and little-known works of art. The book's fifty catalogue entries range from a rare thirteenth-century panel painting to a specially commissioned artwork  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogues
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Art Exhibitions
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Katz, Melissa R.
Divine mirrors.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)606508068
Named Person: Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint; Marie, Sainte Vierge; Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa R Katz; Robert A Orsi; Davis Museum and Cultural Center.
ISBN: 0195145577 9780195145571 0195145585 9780195145588
OCLC Number: 45195715
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition held at the Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.
Description: xxi, 297 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: pt. I. Essays. The many names of the Mother of God / Robert A. Orsi ; Regarding Mary: women's lives reflected in the Virgin's image / Melissa R. Katz. --
pt. II. Other Voices. Mary and the Ancient Goddesses / Mary R. Lefkowitz ; Mary in the christian tradition / Sharon K. Elkins ; The virgin's voice: representations of Mary in seventeenth-century Italian song / Claire Fontijn-Harris ; In a corner of Africa: reflections on the Virgin Mary / Ifeanyi Anthony Menkiti. --
pt. III. The Catalogue. --
pt. IV. Checklist. Works of Art with Marian Themes in the Collection of the Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College.
Responsibility: Melissa R. Katz, editor : with essays by Melissa R. Katz and Robert A. Orsi.
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This title, the catalogue for an exhibition of Marian iconography, examines the relation between sacred imagery and secular identity through a unique selection of paintings, sculpture, rare books,  Read more...

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Praise for the exhibition: "A superb exhibition.... A fascinating, visually mesmerizing show."--Joanne Silver, Boston HeraldPraise for the exhibition: "Katz has skillfully mixed nine centuries' worth Read more...

 
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