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Simonetta Vespucci

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Description: The Italian Renaissance Nude
More than a hundred years come between Cennini’s dismissal of women as unworthy of study to form the “perfect body” and the famous text ascribed to Raphael about generating his image of Galatea (fig. 4.1) through an “Idea.” The two texts betray contrasting attitudes toward the artistic worth of female beauty that encapsulate a...
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Related print edition pages: pp.125-157

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