This article offers a close reading of Lanyer's poem of the passion, set within the context of material practices of painting and cosmetic usage. I argue that Lanyer negotiates post-Reformation associations between painting and idolatry in order to appropriate women's visual representations--including the decoration of their physical bodies--toward a redemptive portrayal of Christian women's service and submission to Christ.
|Number of pages||28|
|Journal||ELR: English Literary Renaissance|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
- Aemilia Lanyer
- early modern lyric poetry
- Visual culture
- material culture