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MARPESIA E LAMPEDO

And here we are, our first double Women’s Wednesday! Following Boccaccio’s footsteps, our weekly column couples two of our Mulieres Clarae together: Marpesia and Lampedo, queens of the Amazon. The two sisters are, in fact, perhaps some of the most famous Amazons […]

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VENERE

We resume our weekly Women’s Wednesday column with one of the most famous women of all time: Venus. You are probably well acquainted with the mythological figure of Venus (or Aphrodite for the Greek): the goddess of beauty and love […]

LE VANITÀ

On February 7, 1497 (Mardi Gras day), Girolamo Savonarola’s bonfire of the Vanities took place in Piazza della Signoria, Florence. Inspired by the Dominican friar’s predicaments against Florence’s artistic and cultural mundanity during the time of the Medici rule, in fact, […]

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IL SUICIDIO DI AMATA

Miniatura tratta dal manoscritto “Eneide”, ms. Français 861, c. 126r, XVI secolo, Biblioteca Nazionale di Francia, Parigi.   Illumination from the manuscript “Aeneid”, ms. Français 861, c. 126r, 16th century, National Library of France, Paris.

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GIUSEPPE E LA MOGLIE DI PUTIFARRE

Miniatura tratta dal manoscritto “Bibbia di Furtmeyr”, ms. Cod. I.3.2.III, c. 34v, 1468-1470, Biblioteca Oettingen-Wallerstein, Augusta.   Illumination from the manuscript “Furtmeyr Bibel”, ms. Cod. I.3.2.III, c. 34v, 1468-1470, Oettingen-Wallerstein Library, Augsburg.   La miniatura illustra un episodio della storia […]

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LETTURA E SCHERMA IN UN SOL COLPO

Miniatura tratta dal manoscritto “La Città delle Dame” di Christine de Pizan, ms. fr. 180, c. 110v, XV secolo, Biblioteca di Ginevra. Illumination from the manuscript “The Book of the City of Ladies” by Christine de Pizan, ms. fr. 180, […]

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COME PORTI I CAPELLI BELLA BIONDA, TU LI PORTI COME L’ONDA IN MEZZO AL MAR!

Miniatura tratta dal manoscritto “Missale et horae ad usum Fratrum Minorum”, ms. Latin 757, c. 343v, XIV secolo, Biblioteca Nazionale di Francia, Parigi.   Illumination from the manuscript “Missale et horae ad usum Fratrum Minorum”, ms. Latin 757, c. 343v, […]

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LE BELLE STATUINE

Miniatura tratta dal manoscritto “Il Libro della Regina”, ms. Harley 4431, c. 110v, 1410-1414 ca., British Library, Londra. Illumination from the manuscript “The Book of the Queen”, ms. Harley 4431, c. 110v, ca. 1410-1414, British Library, London.

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