Abstract

Mariology—the veneration of the Virgin Mary—exerts a profound influence on women artists from Catholic backgrounds. Internalizing the mixed signals Mary transmits about purity, female strength, and compassion, they reinterpret the stories and mythologies surrounding her in ways that allow them to explore the ambiguities of the female role in contemporary society while also examining their conflicts about their own sexuality.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 3-22
Launched on MUSE
2003-12-11
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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