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Bronzino and the wages of sin

Frank Gonzalez-Crussi Chicago, Illinois, USA   No one knows who first conceived the idea of using a wig or precisely when this curious idea came into being. Wigs were known in Greco-Roman antiquity, as one can see in Ovid’s “Art of Love” (Ars Amatoria: book III, verses 165–168), where the poet upbraids a woman for […]