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[44] I talian E vening Perfect stand-ins for the Virgin, they’ve escaped their gilded frames, in platform shoes and mini-skirts ride mopeds, tresses looped and pinned from flying. This one, with her prominent nose, sloe eyes at a slant, Giotto’s. That one a twin for Parmigianino’s Madonna of the Long Neck. Imagine ancestors sitting like stones for hours while the masters prayed with a burning brush, lit candles with their eyes. Imagine them returned to the world and laying down their halos, lush flesh eager as grapes to be pressed. ...

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ISBN
9780874217971
Related ISBN
9780874217964
MARC Record
OCLC
650341890
Pages
93
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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