Helena Fourment's Het Pelsken

Thofner, Margit (2004) Helena Fourment's Het Pelsken. Art History, 27 (1). pp. 1-33. ISSN 1467-8365

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This article focuses on Het Pelsken, a portrait by Peter Paul Rubens depicting his second wife Helena Fourment in a state of undress. It takes its cue from the fact that, for eighteen years of her life, Helena was the undisputed owner of Het Pelsken. The central aim is to give an historically grounded yet nuanced account of Helena's spectatorship in relation to an erotically charged and thus, in the early modern period, potentially troubling image. This, in turn, may function as a starting point for more profound inquiries into how women use their eyes when looking at erotically charged imagery.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art History and World Art Studies (former - to 2014)
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Centre for European and American Art History
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Art History and World Art Studies
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2010 13:57
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 09:28
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/9356
DOI: 10.1111/j.0141-6790.2004.02701001.x

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