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You’ve Come a Long Way, Maybe?: An Albrecht Durer Portrait of a Young Venetian Renaissance Woman

Albrecht Durer, painting during the European Renaissance, gives us a striking image of the “new” woman of his time. Here is no humble devotee to medieval religious orders, eyes cast downward and veiled before men, but someone simultaneously displaying herself … Continue reading

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“Nuns Fret Not”: A Sonnet by William Wordsworth (1807)

Nuns fret not at their convent’s narrow room; And hermits are contented with their cells; And students with their pensive citadels; Maids at the wheel, the weaver at his loom, Sit blithe and happy; bees that soar for bloom, High … Continue reading

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