Le Femmes. The Female Figure in Art at GAMeC

Le Femmes. La figura Femminile nell'Arte al GAMeC
Le Femmes. La figura Femminile nell'Arte al GAMeC
GAMeC Centro Arte Moderna Pisa
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The exhibition "LES FEMMES / La Figura Femminile nell'Arte" will be inaugurated on Saturday 25 February 2023 at 5.30 p.m. The exhibition, organised and curated by Massimiliano Sbrana, aims to give a brief but significant overview of the female figure as artists over time, but with particular attention to the contemporary, have depicted it.

Woman has in fact been a fundamental element of art for centuries. Starting from the representations and sculptures of prehistory, woman has been represented in her many facets: woman as mother, woman as saint, woman as devil, woman as lover, etc. A female figure, therefore, that in the figurative arts, has held a different symbolic guise over the centuries, in step with the evolution of artistic techniques and styles, with the change in aesthetic taste and, no less important, with the different ways of conceiving the role of women in society. Since the dawn of civilisation, therefore, the female figure has been a protagonist in human history: archaeologists have found numerous sculptures of female divinities, attributed to the organisation of tribes of a patriarchal nature, from the Palaeolithic era. In many ancient civilisations woman was the pivot of society, she was the repository of the principle of life, of fertility, and was represented as such. For the painter, however, woman is first and foremost form. She is the symbol of the figuration of all times, she is the archetype of the human dimension, of its transparent depth, its glorious intellect, its absolute perfection, above all other living forms.
It is to the form of woman that the artist delivers the aesthetic judgement of art. An artist, moreover, often searches for his feminine ideal in the body of a woman and compares it with his own inner shortcomings, so that he can define, through a personal interpretation, that half of himself that he wants to find in the object of his desire.

On display are works by : Giovanna Alfeo, Sergio Andreozzi, Virginia Avveduto, Michele Bracciotti, Antonella Brait, Bruno Beccaro, Emiliano Borgioni, Daniela Carta, Emma M. Pia Carosi, Graziella Castelli, Marina Comerio, Monica Anna D'Agord, Vanessa Di Mario, Antonella Favilli, Marco Guadagni, Giada Matteoli, Giuseppe Molea, Nadia Musmeci, Luigi Norelli, Flavio Pucci, Maria T. Pannunzio, Manuela Pederzolli, Elena Rossi AKA Ilgeko, Giulio Sbrana, Annamaria M. Taddei, Donatella Tamborini, Marzia Tarabella, Thalita Tonon.

Free entrance.

Opening hours: Monday closed; Tuesday to Saturday from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.