Soft curves and full figures: images of women in Ice Age art

Thursday 25 April 2013,

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Exhibition Curator Jill Cook discusses how women are represented in Ice Age art.

The disucssion will look at the differences and similarities of sculpture depicting women from archaeological discoveries across Europe.

Exploring these depictions demonstrates the breadth of artistic achievement at this time, and provokes a variety of possible meanings for the role of women and art in the communities of this period.

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Female figure sculpted from steatite. Found at Grimaldi, Italy, about 20,000 years old. Musée d'Archéologie nationale. © Photo RMN/Jean-Gilles Berizzi