Today Closed.

Seeing Women


During the Renaissance period, women were frequently painted naked - displayed for the viewing pleasure of men. It wasn’t until the late 1960s where women began to be viewed independently as intellectuals. This exhibition depicted paintings that put woman forward as an emancipated gender. The portrayal of woman with a book, or as nude figures in a hypothetical religious context, asserted the liberation of the mind and body, and contributed to the advancement in the ways of seeing women. With the domination of women portrayed in media, fashion took over and women are seen to slowly escape the feminine figure for an androgynous persona. Women were depicted to be more relaxed, having unconventional beauty traits, and no longer tied to the unrealistic expectations of the male gaze and societal standards, proving that the multitudes of women are to be constantly explored and challenged.