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Author: Babette Bohn

Title: Rape and the Gendered Gaze

Subtitle: Susanna and the Elders in Early Modern Bologna

Journal: Biblical Interpretation: A Journal of Contemporary Approaches

Volume: 9

Issue: 3

Year: July 2001

Pages: 259-286

ISSN: 0927-2569 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1568-5152 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 16th Century, 17th Century | European History: Italian History | Cases: Victims / Susanna; Representations: Art / Sisto Badalocchio, Agostino Carracci, Annibale Carracci, Ludovico Carracci, Domenichino, Artemisia Gentileschi, Guercino, Tintoretto; Types: Attempted Rape



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Author: Babette Bohn, School of Art, Texas Christian

Abstract: »In the course of its long history, pictorial representations of Susanna changed dramatically, ranging from her characterization as a model of female virtue and chastity to her portrayal as a nude and eroticized temptress. Around the turn of the seventeenth century, the Bolognese painter Ludovico Carracci rejected the eroticism of contemporary depictions, reviving the theme of Susanna's virtue and turning to the patristic literature for an understanding of the moral issues raised by the Susanna text.« (Source: Biblical Interpretation)

Wikipedia: History of Europe: History of Italy / History of Italy (1559–1814) | Bible: Book of Daniel / Susanna (Book of Daniel) | History of painting: Italian Baroque art | 16th-century Italian painters: Agostino Carracci, Annibale Carracci, Tintoretto / Susanna and the Elders (Tintoretto) | 17th-century Italian painters: Sisto Badalocchio, Ludovico Carracci, Domenichino, Artemisia Gentileschi, Guercino