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Masterworks from Budapest. From the Renaissance to the Avant-Garde

From 18 February to 28 May 2017




Autor:
Lucas Cranach, the Elder
Título:
Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist, ca. 1526-1530
Oil on panel. 88.4 x 58.3 cm
Budapest, Museum of Fine Arts

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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