Finiguerra, Venus, iconology, Italy
Interpreting Finiguerra's engraving of the planetary Venus and those born under her aegis not only entails an analysis of the engraving itself and other related images, but it calls for a reassessment of the work of Aby Warburg, whose research on this and other series of the planets cleared the way for many subsequent studies. Since Warburg's followers have consistently ignored many of his theoretical concerns, it is essential to outline them briefly if we are to understand his analysis of the 'Finiguerra' Venus.
"The 'Finiguerra' Venus and her Children: the Iconology of a Fifteenth-Century Florentine Engraving,"
Quidditas: Vol. 7
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/rmmra/vol7/iss1/6