Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life
Knopf, 1962 - 447 oldal
Theme is the emergence of the modern conception of family life and the modern image of the nature of children. Until the end of the Middle Ages the child was, almost as soon as he was weaned, regarded as a small adult, who mingled, competed, worked, and played with mature adults.
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Another type of child portraiture unknown to the Middle Ages is the putto, the
naked child. The putto made its appearance at the end of the fourteenth century
and obviously represented a revival of the Hellenistic ErosTThe theme of the
30 In the sixteenth century the putto invaded the world of painting and became an
ornamental motif which was repeated ad nauseam. Titian in particular used or
rather abused it: witness the 'Triumph of Venus' in the Prado. The seventeenth ...
putto s ornamental nudity to the child portrait, and this too was to take place in the
seventeenth century. True, a few portraits of naked children are to be noted in the
sixteenth century, but they are comparatively rare. One of the oldest is ...
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