Representations of Lucrezia Borgia and the Image of the Moral Exemplar in the Late Quattrocento and Early Cinquecento
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Bachelor of Arts
Art and Art History
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Throughout her life, Lucrezia Borgia (1480-1519), the daughter of Pope Alexander VI, appropriated the imagery of holy women and other moral exemplars in her portraiture. This appropriation of imagery evolved as Lucrezia herself matured; the representations shift from those where Lucrezia disguises herself as a morally exemplary woman such as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, to those where she presents herself, in her role as Duchess of Ferrara, as a morally exemplary holy woman in her own right.
Wutrich, Nina, "Representations of Lucrezia Borgia and the Image of the Moral Exemplar in the Late Quattrocento and Early Cinquecento" (2018). Student Research Submissions. 237.