The Lunder Center galleries are closed today, July 17.

Being gorgeous is a duty! Hegemony, female bodies and modern visual culture with MARÍA ISABEL BALDASARRE 

november 12, 2024, 5:30–7:00 PM

In this Research and Academic Program lecture, María Isabel Baldasarre (Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Argentina and Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas / Every Page Foundation Fellow) analyzes how throughout the twentieth century a hegemonic image of the female body was shaped and spread though popular culture. Throughout the twentieth century, in Argentina—as in much of the Western Hemisphere—the female body was an arena to be disciplined into the parameters of 'ideal beauty.' Visual culture—magazines, cinema, television, art—contributed to cementing this canon, while physiques that did not adhere to the norm were made invisible. 

Presented in person in the Clark auditorium.

Image: Detail of Paulina Singerman in the film Caprichosa y millonaria (1940) by Enrique Santos Discépolo