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Game and the gaze: Sofonisba Anguissola's subversion of gendered genre scenes

Ridlon, Laura
Abstract
I am researching a female Renaissance painter, named Sofonisba Anguissola. I am looking into how she was breaking traditional barriers when it comes to the representation/depiction of women in genre scenes. I am looking at one of her images in particular, The Chess Game, and comparing it with a chess scene created by Giulio Campi, her tutor's cousin. I am researching how her image casts the female players in a different light, a more positive one, than the one that is more of a traditional genre scene, made by Campi.
Date
2016-01-06