Weasels and Pregnancy in Renaissance Italy

Read Jacqueline Marie Musacchio’s article, “Weasels and Pregnancy in Renaissance Italy,” posted on Blackboard. Write a 250-300 word post that considers how her article enhances your understanding of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of Cecilia Gallerani and your understanding of the ways that women’s roles were represented in Italian Renaissance visual and material culture more broadly.

Finally, think about the expectations of women in our own time and place, and briefly compare and contrast contemporary constructions of femininity with those that Musacchio explores.