By Roberta Milliken

It has lengthy been acknowledged woman’s hair is her final touch. certainly, all through historical past, hair has remained an enormous cultural image of femininity. In medieval paintings, iconic pictures of lengthy, flowing locks can show sexuality, and the slicing of a woman’s hair frequently indications her female misbehavior. Artists of every kind within the center a while used women’s lengthy hair to govern their audience’s estimation in their woman figures. This interdisciplinary paintings explores the importance of women’s hair in literature and paintings from the medieval interval via 1525, placing into old context the ways that hair participates in building of the feminine identity.

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