Raphael’s Fornarina, Sex Work and Cross-Dressing in Renaissance Rome

Half-smiling, half-naked, her fingers more suggestive than concealing (the risqué”v” of her left hand! The slight give where her index finger presses the soft skin of her breast!), this woman’s warm relationship with the viewer is far from the icy profiles of the fancy high society women portrayed by, say, Domenico Ghirlandaio, or the sometimes […]

Raphael’s Fornarina, Sex Work and Cross-Dressing in Renaissance Rome

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