Please respond to one ore more of the following readings:
Whitney Chadwick, “The Renaissance Ideal,” Chapter 2, Women, Art, and Society, 4th ed. (New York: Thames and Hudson, 2007), pp. 66-86.
Genesis 1-3 New Oxford Annotated Bible [NOAB].
Luke 1: 26-55 NOAB.
Ephesians 5: 21-25 NOAB.
Christine de Pizan, Excerpts from The Book of the City of Ladies, rev. ed., trans. Earl Jeffrey Richards (New York: Persea Books, 1988).
Henry Kraus, “Eve and Mary: Conflicting Images of Medieval Woman,” in Feminism and Art History: Questioning the Litany, eds. Norma Broude and Mary Garrard (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1982), pp. 78-99.
Margaret R. Miles, “The Virgin’s One Bare Breast: Nudity, Gender, and Religious Meaning in Tuscan Early Renaissance Culture,” in The Expanding Discourse: Feminism and Art History, eds. Norma Broude and Mary Garrard (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1992), pp. 26-37.