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Women and Allegory: Gender and Sculpture in Two Societies

Synopsis
Contrasts representations of women in Indian and French sculpture. Compares religious images from the ninth-century temples at Khajuraho in India with Dalou’s secular ‘The Triumph of the Republic’, created in 19th-century France. Despite the obvious historical and cultural differences between the two sculptures, the programme focuses on how women are represented for allegorical and symbolic purposes and asks if these representations tell us anything about the perception of women in the two cultures.
Series
Art and Its Histories: Institutions, Artists and Avant-Gardes, Course A216
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 30 min.
Year of production
1999
Availability
Off-air recording licence
Sale; 2000 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Art
Keywords
France; gender representation; India; sculpture

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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