Wilgefortis

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Antonietta

Antonietta Thermal transfer screen print on aluminium 4 panels each measuring 42cm x 35cm Overall dimension: 1800cm x 41cm (framed) Edition of 10 In the sixteenth century a girl called Antonietta Gonzales exhibited the symptoms of congenital hypertrichosis lanuginosa: much of her body, including her face, was covered with hair. She was part of the…

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Wilgefortis at the Graphic Studio Gallery

  This work is focused on representations of hairy women, monsters and beasts and the perceived interchange between these states. In the 14th century a religious cult surrounding the veneration of female bearded saints surfaced in Europe. The main protagonist was known as St. Wilgefortis of Portugal and her legend recounts how her father promised…

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Wilgefortis at the Graphic Studio Gallery

This work focusses on representations of hairy women, monsters and beasts and the perceived interchange between these states. In the 14th century a religious cult surrounding the veneration of female bearded saints surfaced in Europe. The main protagonist was known as St. Wilgefortis of Portugal and her legend recounts how her father promised her in…

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