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The Illusion of the American Frontier

From 03 November 2015 to 07 February 2016

Early booking is recommended

Edward S. Curtis
An Oasis in the Badlands (detail), 1905
Photography, gelatin silver. 15.2 x 20.2 cm
Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D. C.

Thyssen Channel

  • Heroinas: the exhibition

  • with música / music
  • 11 April 2011

The exhibition Heroines looked at the depiction of women in active roles and at the gender identity crisis in western art.
It covered a broad chronological span, from the Renaissance to the present day.

In western art, women have all too often been reduced to two prevailing, complementary models; that of mother or that of the object of sexual desire.

Other, parallel roles have, however, arisen, in which the female figure has liberated herself from a passive, submissive position in order to become an active subject. Such roles include hunting and athletics exercise, war, political power, and magic and religion, among others.

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