Gender identity

Gender and body

Gender and history

This bottle reflects the modernista (Art Nouveau) style, which emerged as a response to classicist models and industrialized society. Art Nouveau is primarily decorative and among the decorative motifs used was the female face and body. The Art Nouveau women draws on the symbolism of the femme fatale, a contradictory, fragile and exotic figure, who was normally depicted in impossible poses that highlighted her curves and the sinuosity of her hair and body. This woman was immoral yet desired, drawing in men with her immense powers of seduction. She was a new Eve who, as in the Old Testament, was responsible for the undoing of men. Although thanks to numerous studies which have called the image of the femme fatale into question, today we are much more aware of the misogyny pervading such representations, they are still commonly found in advertising, film and television