Ambiguous Locks: An Iconology of Hair in Medieval Art and by Roberta Milliken

By Roberta Milliken

It has lengthy been acknowledged woman’s hair is her finishing touch. certainly, all through heritage, hair has remained a tremendous cultural image of femininity. In medieval paintings, iconic photographs of lengthy, flowing locks can exhibit sexuality, and the slicing of a woman’s hair frequently indications her female misbehavior. Artists of every kind 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 artwork 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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