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By Roberta Milliken

It has lengthy been acknowledged woman’s hair is her final touch. certainly, all through heritage, hair has remained a big cultural image of femininity. In medieval artwork, iconic photographs of lengthy, flowing locks can convey sexuality, and the slicing of a woman’s hair frequently signs her female misbehavior. Artists of every kind within the heart a long time used women’s lengthy hair to control their audience’s estimation in their woman figures. This interdisciplinary paintings explores the importance of women’s hair in literature and artwork from the medieval interval via 1525, placing into historic context the ways that hair participates in building of the feminine identity.

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