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dc.rights.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode.denone
dc.contributor.authorBenninga, Saranone
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-29T08:10:32Z
dc.date.available2019-08-29T08:10:32Z
dc.date.issued2017none
dc.identifier.issn0935-6967none
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.genderopen.de/25595/1558
dc.description.abstractSince the beginning of Christianity the body, and lack of control over it, were perceived as a site of sin. St. Augustine, for example, struggled with the temptations of the senses, seeking control of his mind over the urges of his body. St. Thomas Aquinas viewed immoderate eating and drinking as gluttonous. This sinful perception of the body was clearly developed in artistic depictions. Gluttony was often represented by a fat figure. In early modern Europe, the negative appraisal of the fat body was further related to heathen customs, and to violation of the accepted social norms and hierarchy.This paper focuses on images from 15th and 16th century northern Europe, delineating the negative visual approach towards the fat body. From representations of the sin of Gluttony to the depiction of peasants around the time of the German peasant wars, this paper follows the negative portrayal of the fat body and its different religious, social and political meanings.none
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.subject.ddc700 Künste, Bildende und angewandte Kunstnone
dc.titleThe Faces of Fatness in Early Modern Europenone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.25595/1552
dc.source.pageinfo24-35none
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
dc.source.journalFKW : Zeitschrift für Geschlechterforschung und visuelle Kulturnone
dc.source.issue62none
local.typeZeitschriftenartikel


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