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dc.contributor.authorCox, Lindsay Marie
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T19:58:36Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T19:58:36Z
dc.date.issued2011-05
dc.identifier.othercox_lindsay_m_201105_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/cox_lindsay_m_201105_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/27100
dc.description.abstractLeonardo da Vinci’s Saint Jerome is an unconventional representation of a religious figure. Renaissance saints were typically endowed with appropriate physical markers such as beauty and grace; however, Jerome is haggard and aged. This paper will endeavor to reveal the importance of Leonardo’s unusual aesthetic choices as well as illuminate the congruencies between the Saint Jerome and Donatello’s Penitent Magdalen. Donatello’s sculpture, which features a similarly haggard and elderly Magdalen, represents a critical prototype for Leonardo’s Saint Jerome. This paper will also argue that these two works are images of the perfect penitent. The saints’ weathered and emaciated exteriors emphasize their humanity and transform them into emblems of wisdom and redemption. In both the Saint Jerome and the Penitent Magdalen, there is an important message about the beauty, determination, and strength of the human soul.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectLeonardo da Vinci
dc.subjectSaint Jerome
dc.subjectpenitent
dc.subjecthaggard
dc.subjectold age
dc.subjectDonatello
dc.subjectMary Magdalen
dc.subjectspiritual beauty
dc.subjectdivine illumination
dc.subjecthumanity
dc.titleLeonardo da Vinci's Saint Jerome in the wilderness
dc.title.alternativean image of spiritual beauty
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentArt
dc.description.majorArt History
dc.description.advisorShelley E. Zuraw
dc.description.committeeShelley E. Zuraw
dc.description.committeeStefaan Van Liefferinge
dc.description.committeeAlisa Luxenberg


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