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Author: Margaret D. Carroll

Title: The Erotics of Absolutism

Subtitle: Rubens and the Mystification of Sexual Violence

In: Expanding Discourse: Feminism and Art History

Edited by: Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard

Place: New York

Publisher: HarperCollins

Year: 1992

Pages: 138-159

ISBN-10: 0064303918 (cloth) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-10: 0064302075 (pkb.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 17th Century | European History: Belgian History | Representations: Art / Peter Paul Rubens


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Author: Margaret Carroll, Art Department, Wellesley

Abstract: »Focusing on Rubens's Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus (Munich, Alte Pinakothek), this article explores the iconography of rape in art of the 16th and 17th cs.« (Source: Bibliography of the History of Art)

Reprint of: Carroll, Margaret D. »The Erotics of Absolutism: Rubens and the Mystification of Sexual Violence.« Representations No. 25 (1989): 3-30. Bibliographic Entry: Info


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