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 final touch. certainly, all through background, hair has remained a massive cultural image of femininity. In medieval artwork, iconic photographs of lengthy, flowing locks can show sexuality, and the slicing of a woman’s hair usually indications her female misbehavior. Artists of all types within the center a long time used women’s lengthy hair to govern their audience’s estimation in their lady figures. This interdisciplinary paintings explores the importance of women’s hair in literature and paintings from the medieval interval via 1525, placing into ancient context the ways that hair participates in development of the feminine identity.

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