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16th century (ca. 1520) France  New York, Morgan Library & Museum  M. 948: Roman de la Rose  38r

16th century (ca. 1520) France New York, Morgan Library & Museum M. 948: Roman de la Rose 38r

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Bourges, illuminated manuscript on vellum [ Northern France (Paris), c.1470]

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Bourges, illuminated manuscript on vellum [ Northern France (Paris), c.1470]

Simon de Varie Kneeling in Prayer; Jean Fouquet (French, born about 1415 - 1420, died before 1481); Tours, France; 1455; Tempera colors, gold paint, gold leaf, and ink on parchment; Leaf: 11.4 × 8.3 cm (4 1/2 × 3 1/4 in.); Ms. 7, fol. 2; Partial gift of Gerald F. Borrmann; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California

Simon de Varie Kneeling in Prayer; Jean Fouquet (French, born about 1415 - 1420, died before 1481); Tours, France; 1455; Tempera colors, gold paint, gold leaf, and ink on parchment; Leaf: 11.4 × 8.3 cm (4 1/2 × 3 1/4 in.); Ms. 7, fol. 2; Partial gift of Gerald F. Borrmann; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California

Jean Fouquet, c.1420 - before 1481, French, Flavius Josephus: The Jewish Antiquities, c.1465.  Manuscript (Ms. français 247, 2 volumes), 43 x 29 cm (folio size).  Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.   Northern Renaissance.

Jean Fouquet, c.1420 - before 1481, French, Flavius Josephus: The Jewish Antiquities, c.1465. Manuscript (Ms. français 247, 2 volumes), 43 x 29 cm (folio size). Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris. Northern Renaissance.

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, illuminated manuscript on vellum [ Northern France (Paris), c.1520-30]

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, illuminated manuscript on vellum [ Northern France (Paris), c.1520-30]

For many artists and scholars, Judith's sexualized femininity interestingly and sometimes contradictorily combined with her masculine aggression. Judith was one of the virtuous women whom Van Beverwijck mentioned in his published apology (1639) for the superiority of women to men,[1] and a common example of the Power of Women iconographic theme in the Northern Renaissance.

For many artists and scholars, Judith's sexualized femininity interestingly and sometimes contradictorily combined with her masculine aggression. Judith was one of the virtuous women whom Van Beverwijck mentioned in his published apology (1639) for the superiority of women to men,[1] and a common example of the Power of Women iconographic theme in the Northern Renaissance.

Grimani Breviary - April - traditional month for the nobility to enjoy their gardens, pets, and the fool's entertainment.

Grimani Breviary - April - traditional month for the nobility to enjoy their gardens, pets, and the fool's entertainment.

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Bourges, illuminated manuscript on vellum [ Northern France (Paris), c.1470]

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Bourges, illuminated manuscript on vellum [ Northern France (Paris), c.1470]

Manuscript illuminator Jean Bourdichon (1457-59-1521), 1503-08, Grandes Heures d’Anne de Bretagne, France.

Manuscript illuminator Jean Bourdichon (1457-59-1521), 1503-08, Grandes Heures d’Anne de Bretagne, France.

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