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Caravaggio and the Painters of the North

From 21 June to 18 September 2016




Autor:
Caravaggio
Título:
The Musicians, ca. 1594-95
Técnica:
Oil on canvas. 92.1 x 118.4 cm
Ubicacion:
The Metropolitan Museum, New York, Rogers Fund
© 2015. The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Art Resource/Scala, Florence

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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