Sexual Anarchy in the Fin de Siècle, 1
Icons of Femininity
Women began a process of emancipation, riding bicycles and wearing trousers, although the Civil Code forbade them to do so. What a scandal! But who were these new Amazons, these female vampires that art had invented, when for most of them everyday reality was confined to the walls of domesticity?
This is the story of a famous deception, seen through the paintings, sculptures and jewellery of an era that both admired and feared the so-called "New Woman".