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Baert, Barbara

About Sieves and Sieving

Motif, Symbol, Technique, Paradigm

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    Publication Date:
    April 2019
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    Aims and Scope

    The sieve exhibits a wide-ranging symbolism that extends across art history, philosophy, anthropology, psychoanalysis, and gender studies. Barbara Baert looks at the sieve from an interdisciplinary perspective and from four different innovative methodological angles: as motif and symbol, as technique and as paradigm.

    The sieve as motif goes back to Roman stories the Vestal Virgins. In later times, their impermeable sieve, which - according to legend - they used to fetch water from the River Tiber, was iconographically transferred to Elisabeth I as a sign of her integrity. Furthermore, the long durée life of sieves as symbolic-technical utilitarian object is investigated: in examples from the Jewish folklore, the Berber culture, and ancient Egypt.


    23.0 x 15.5 cm
    134 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Academics (art history, philosophy, archeology, anthropology, history)

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    Barbara Baert, Catholic University, Leuven.

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