Beauty Wounded by Cupid. The Tale of the Goats.

Beauty Wounded by Cupid. The Tale of the Goats.

Beauty Wounded by Cupid. The Tale of the Goats. Gender and body Gender and sexuality Gender stereotypes: subject of history / allegory These two canvases provide an example of how women were depicted at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century. The work of Ignacio...
Spring; Autum

Spring; Autum

Spring; Autum Gender and social class Gender and space Gender stereotypes: desiring subject / desired object These canvases by Emilio Sala decorated a celebrated Valencian café, El León de Oro. Like other fin-de-siècle establishments, it was also a focus of...
Fumoir

Fumoir

Fumoir (smoking room) Gender and social class Gender stereotypes: public / domestic In the 19th century, the residences of the aristocracy and upper bourgeoisie would often contain a fumoir, a room exclusively for male use. Its origins are linked to British style...
Panel de cocina

Panel de cocina

Kitchen panel General division of labour Public/Domestic dichotomies This kitchen scene alludes to the roles performed by men and women in an 18th-century lower-class family. The clear opposition between these tasks demonstrates that women were excluded from...
Room of illustrious personages

Room of illustrious personages

Room of illustrious personages Gender and history Gender roles The terms used to designate the room of illustrious personages allude to ambiguity of gender. However, all of the personages depicted are male figures. This highlights the absence of celebrated Valencian...