Catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition Guests. Fragments on women, ideology and plastic arts in Spain (1833-1931), held at the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, between October 6 2020 and March 14, 2021.
16.8 x 23 cm
Hardcover lined with fabric.
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Primarily based on works from the Museo del Prado’s collection, this exhibition looks at the role of women in the Spanish arts system in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Taking the form of a survey structured into two principal sections, it will firstly present the image of women that was legitimised by the State through prizes, exhibitions and museums and the position that women occupied in society at this period. Secondly, and through the display of some of the most important examples of visual art produced by women in 19th century Spain (organised into sections that analyse the different artistic fields in which they worked), the exhibition maps out the subordinate role that the system conceded to women.
The exhibition also shows the sometimes epic path that some women had to travel to get rid of the bonds imposed on their gender.
The catalogue is carried out by Carlos G. Navarro, senior technician of the Painting Area of the nineteenth century, and has contributions from the commissioner himself, as well as Eugenia Afinoguénova, Amaya Alzaga, Mathilde Assier, Leticia Azcue, Asunción Cardona, María Cruz de Carlos, Estrella de Diego, María de los Santos García Felguera, María Dolores Jiménez- Blanco, Carolina Miguel, Carlos Reyero and J.R Sánchez del Peral.