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“Corsets Off. Camille Claudel and Polish Women Sculptors of the 19th Century” Exhibition at the National Museum in Warsaw

Art and Heritage in Central Europe

This exhibition is dedicated to the pioneer generation of Polish female sculptors, most of whom lived and worked at the same time as the now-famous French sculptor Camille Claudel (1864-1943). The exhibition aims to bring back the memory of other forgotten female artists and to give them their rightful place in the history of art. It is also the first presentation of Camille Claudel’s works in Poland.

The exhibition illustrates the variety of forms and materials used by the 19th-century sculptors, as well as the range of topics they took up. The narrative has been divided into the following sections:  Masters: Opportunity to Study, In Service: Religious and Patriotic Duties, Portrait: What a Woman Is Allowed to Sculpt, Naked Body: Crossing Boundaries. Together they reveal the journey of  women artists to independence and recognition, and their outstanding determination. It is an inspiring view into the world of female sculptors who, through their strength and courage, rejected the corset of conventions and mores imposed by the era. Women who made their dreams come true.

curator: Dr Ewa Ziembińska
curatorial cooperation: Alicja Gzowska

The exhibition at the National Museum in Warsaw is open from 19th of May to 10th of September 2023.

Read more: https://www.mnw.art.pl/en/temporary-exhibitions/corsets-off-camille-claudel-and-polish-women-sculptors-of-the-19th-century,58.html

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