WOMANHOOD

 

Womanhood is a collective exhibition that explores different aspects of femininity through the eyes of the acclaimed artists.
We have searched artworks that could express the “being feminine” in various ways, either through the represented subject, style or through the borrowed themes or symbols.
Other times the decision was made thanks to the touch, the attitude or the position in relation to the way of being that has a precise sensitivity.
Conceptual or figurative, conscious or not, these works offer to the spectators a point of view, an emphasis on a narrative where women are protagonists.
Every accurately selected artwork is not only faithful for date and style to its artist, but is also able to engage with those who appreciate it. Creeping into the emotional and intellectual processes of the spectator, it resonates, both in content and feeling.
What the artist is trying to tell us? He moves within the stereotype like in the work by Dino Buzzati or he refuse it, veiling it, like in the Monna Lisa artwork by De Dominicis?
Is it a statement, as in the “sorrows” of Ida Applebroog or is it a blatant and rebellious youth of the Pin Up by Peter Blake?
The beauty of these artworks alongside one another resides in the testimony of the expressive freedom that Art, when it is such, is able to pass.
To gather the signs of their time and to launch a vision in perspective, to offer food for thought that go beyond the usual mindset and manner of representing women and men.

 

 

Ida Applebroog
I feel sorry for you
1979
Ink and rhoplex on vellum
7 panels, 11,8 x 9,4 in each
Franco Assetto
Reproduction interdite
1951
Ink and watercolour on calcographic print on paper
36,6 x 27 cm
Mary Bauermeister
SWISH
1969
Aluminum, glass, plexiglass, optical lenses, shaped and painted wood, ink and paint
15 3/4 x 8 1/4 x 7 in

 

Peter Blake
Pin-up
1965
Acrylic on canvas
10 x 8 in
Dino Buzzati
Mai!
1967
Oil on canvas
20,5 x 23,6 in
Letizia Cariello
Calendario
1999
Photograph
47,2 x 31,5 in

 

Francesco Clemente
Charm
2001-2002
Watercolour on paper
44 1/2 x 44 3/4 in
Chuck Close
Kate
2007
Jacquard tapestry
102,3 x 78,1 in
Gino De Dominicis
Monna Lisa
second half of the 80s
Oil on board
19,7 x 16,9 in

 

Yayoi Kusama
Sea Floor
1981
Pastel, gouache, ink and collage on paper
25,8 x 20,2 in
Yayoi Kusama
A wood
1981
Pastel, gouache, ink and collage on paper
25,8 x 20,2 in
Yayoi Kusama
Sea
1981
Pastel, gouache, ink and collage on paper
25,8 x 20,2 in

 

Kuniyoshi Kaneko
Girl with a strawberry
1970-71
Oil on canvas
13,2 x 9,6 in
Man Ray
Le primat de la matière sur la penséè
1929-31
Original photograph, solarization
8,4 x 10,7 in
Milena Milani
Sans rien voir
1973
Acrylic on mirror
27,5 x 19,7 in

 

Louise Nevelson
Royal game
1960
Gold painted wood
32 x 16 1/2 x 1 1/2 in
Mimmo Rotella
Felina
1963
Décollage on canvas
37,4 x 22,4 in
Andy Warhol
One multicoloured Marilyn (Reversal series)
1979-86
Acrylic, silkscreen ink on canvas
20 x 16 in