“Redefining Beauty” Videos: Modesta Pozzo

Oh no! I’ve run out of “Quattro Minuti con Casanova” videos. Time to go back to Venice and make some more! Until the next trip, I offer you a new series of videos about the beautiful women of Venice that I feature in my book. I’ll call them “Redefining Beauty” to honor the many ways that women are beautiful besides their physical features.

Here I am standing in front of the Frari church as I recall the unique intellect of writer Modesta Pozzo. Under the pen name Moderata Fonte, she wrote The Worth of Women and The Thirteen Cantos of Floridoro, plus a few shorter works. You can hear some details in this video about the life and works of this sixteenth century humanist. Please share your thoughts about how she redefines beauty for women.

Thank you to the random person going by who agreed to film me that day. 🙂

Modesta Pozzo

Modesta sporting quite the popular ‘do.

About seductivevenice

Teacher, writer, traveler, dancer, reader, photographer, gardener.
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2 Responses to “Redefining Beauty” Videos: Modesta Pozzo

  1. Nancy Schwalen says:

    And amazing woman who would rattle cages even today.

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