Achilles among the Daughters of Lycomedes

Achilles among the Daughters of Lycomedes

Achilles among the Daughters of Lycomedes Gender and clothing This piece depicts one of the best known cases of a person of one gender dressing and performing the role and attributes corresponding to the opposite gender: Achilles, who is dressed as a woman and hidden...
One Thousand Faces Public Audience fan

One Thousand Faces Public Audience fan

One Thousand Faces Public Audience fan Gender and clothing Gender and space Sexual division of labour Today, we usually associate fans with female attire, but throughout history, especially in Asian cultures, this object has been used by both men and women. We can see...
Fan with Rococo inspired romantic scene

Fan with Rococo inspired romantic scene

Fan with Rococo inspired romantic scene Gender and social class Gender and clothing Gender and space It is not difficult to find a relationship between the motifs we see on this fan and works by established artists in which courtship and the use of the fan by the...
Bridal fan

Bridal fan

Bridal fan Gender roles Gender and social class Gender and clothing It is generally accepted that it was during the Victorian era when white became the colour of wedding dresses and therefore, the moment when women must have begun using a light-coloured fan for her...
Women in the fan industry

Women in the fan industry

Women in the fan industry Sexual division of labour Gender and clothing Gender and space Traditionally, fan workshops were run by men, known as master fanmakers. They were responsible for the financial management of the company and the ribbing process, cutting out,...