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square LA PARABOLE DU MAUVAIS RICHE
   ET DU PAUVRE LAZARE SELON LES BASSANO:
   L'IMAGE D'UN BANQUET
   ENTRE SÉGRÉGATION ET MIXITÉ

   Valérie Boudier

 

ABSTRACT
Through the study of Bassano’s Parable of Lazarus and the rich man, we will analyse the gap between the biblical narrative and the artist’s works. The text does not evoke gender or food behavior issues, whereas the paintings represent a woman banqueting with the rich man. Although it is accepted to acknowledge the hierarchy of dishes and food identity, we will examine if the images display gendered alimentary arrangements and behaviors at the table. While underlining the relative features of categories, the study of these paintings will contribute to an understanding of gender relations at the Renaissance table.