Date of Completion
College of Arts and Science Honors
Kelley Helmstutler-Di Dio
menstruation, fertility, art, renaissance, italian, italy
Menstruation was a milestone in the life of an Italian woman, both socially and biologically. Although scholars have explored how fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italians understood menstruation, there is very little information on how it manifests in visual art. This project seeks to better comprehend Renaissance Italian attitudes towards menstruation and its roles in art through fertility imagery.
Nutt, Rachael G., "What You Look At, You Make: Menstruation and Fertility in Italian Renaissance Art" (2017). UVM College of Arts and Sciences College Honors Theses. 38.