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The strength of women in the Heroines exhibition at the Thyssen Museum, until June 5

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Joan of Arc de Rosetti at the Heroys exhibition at the Thyssen Museum in Madrid

The strength and power of women, expressed through painting, is the main protagonist of the new exhibition which they carry out jointly in Madrid he Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Caja Madrid Foundation.

It's about the Heroin exhibitions, which is presented as the representation of women as the protagonist of active roles and the crisis of gender identity in western art.

In the Heroines exhibition at the Thyssen Museum in Madrid they show up 120 works of female characters from different eras, with paintings, sculptures and photographs, and with the common denominator of being strong women.


Virgin Warrior Pieta de Abramovic at the Heroys exhibition at the Thyssen Museum in Madrid

Thus in the sample you can see representations of Penelope, Artemis, Atalanta (the fastest woman in the world), hunters and athletes, magicians Circe and Medea, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Saint Teresa levitating, Frida Kahlo ...

In the Heroines exhibition You will see works by a great diversity of male artists, such as Caravaggio, Rubens, Rembrandt, Goya, Delacroix, Pissarro and Degas. And also female artists, such as Marina Abramovic, Kiki Smith, Mona Hatoum, Mary Cassat, Lee Kassner, Nancy Spero and Angelica Kauffmann.

The exhibition is organized not chronologically, but by a thematic order. Thus, you will see works grouped in rooms dedicated to the Loneliness, Peasants and Caryatids, Ménades and Bacantes, Jackets and athletes, Armored virgins and the return of the Amazons.

The Heroines exhibition in Madrid is completed thematically in the Caja Madrid Foundation, with rooms dedicated to Magas, martyrs and mystics, Readers and In the mirror.


Frida Kahlo's self-portrait at the Heroína exhibition at the Caja Madrid Foundation

Visiting hours of the Heroína exhibition in Madrid

The Heroines exhibition can visit until June 5, 2011 at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Paseo del Prado 8), from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with last access half an hour before.

In the Caja Madrid Foundation (Plaza de San Martín 1), the exhibition has a Visiting hours from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Ticket prices of the Heroína exhibition in Madrid

The ticket prices of the Heroines exhibition in the Thyssen Museum the general admission is 8 euros. There is a reduced entry of 5.5 euros, with prior accreditation, for people over 65, pensioners, students and family groups of an adult and three descendants.

The visit is free for children under 12 years and citizens in legal unemployment.

If you want to take the opportunity to visit the permanent collection of the Thyssen Museum, the general and reduced ticket prices are, respectively, 13 and 7.5 euros.

The entrance to the Heroines exhibition is free at the Caja Madrid Foundation.

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