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Die Mutterrolle in der Kunstgeschichte

(In the frame of "Zoom In": Typical (fe)male? Gender roles and identities in art)

18:00 - 20:00
18:00 - 20:00
Henri Beck Auditorium (2, rue Genistre)

Free entrance


In German

From the portrait of the Virgin Mary to the recent photo shoot of the American singer Rihanna for the fashion magazine “Vogue”: The medial representation of mothers marks the role of women and their perception in society until today and is therefore an important part of our art history. The values of the most diverse cultures often define women by their motherhood and subordination. In art, female attributes are also communicated through the chosen clothing and fabrics. A mother figure wearing wispy lace or a heavy silk satin are poles apart in art.

The mother figure is often seen as the ultimate goal of femininity. Nevertheless, is this really the case? Moreover, what does clothing have to do with the role of a mother? In our enlightened and emancipated world, can we still identify with the representations of mothers in art? Does the perfect mother really exist?

By Jette Freiwald

Villa Vauban / Musée d’Art de la Ville de Luxembourg
Registration / +352 4796 4500

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