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Italy's Eighteenth CenturyGender and Culture in the Age of the Grand Tour$
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Paula Findlen, Wendy Wassyng Roworth, and Catherine M. Sama

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780804759045

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804759045.001.0001

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Gender and Genre in the Religious Art of the Catholic Enlightenment

Gender and Genre in the Religious Art of the Catholic Enlightenment

(p.331) Thirteen Gender and Genre in the Religious Art of the Catholic Enlightenment
Italy's Eighteenth Century

Christopher M. S. Johns

Stanford University Press

This chapter examines the impact of the Catholic Enlightenment on forms of visual culture in eighteenth-century Rome, and discusses the evolution of religious art in Rome from the late Baroque to the age of the Grand Tour. It also explores the role of religious women in the culture of Catholic Enlightenment by examining the cases of women saints: Teresa of Avila, Margaret of Cortona, and Catherine of Genoa.

Keywords:   Catholic Enlightenment, visual culture, religious art, Rome, Baroque, Grand Tour, religious women, Teresa of Avila, Margaret of Cortona, Catherine of Genoa

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