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CaixaForum Madrid with Louvre Museum present an exhibition on the representation of women in Ancient Rome
4 November, 2015
Estatuilla de Venus, mediados del siglo II d.C. Musée du Louvre. © RMN-Grand Palais (Museo del Louvre) / Hervé Lewandowski
Women of Rome: Seductive, maternal, excessive, explains, through 200 pieces taken from domestic environments, the important role that women played in Roman society.
The works, some of which have been restored specifically for this exhibition, uncover the change of mentality that occurred in Roman culture, with a latent contradiction between the traditional image of aristocratic-type women and the reality of a society where women were beginning to supersede their ancestral role.
The project, undertaken in collaboration with the Louvre Museum, is extraordinary as it traces women position in society along the way, highlighting the evolution of a situation that went from a traditional image to a more emancipated place.