Month: October 2020

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Three hundred years in the past, on 23 July 1721, Anna Dorothea Therbusch was born in Berlin, who would go on to turn out to be one of the most essential ladies artists of the 18th century. To mark the tercentenary of her start, in autumn of 2021 the Gemäldegalerie is honouring this extraordinary artist and forerunner of women’s emancipation with a focussed particular exhibition featuring key works from the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’s own collections. More recent studies, nonetheless, such Music as Georges Vigarello’s Les métamorphoses du gras. Histoire de l’obésité du Moyen Âge au XXe siècle or Christopher E. Forth’s Fat. A Cultural History of the Stuff of life have demonstrated that the slim silhouette may already be a perfect for European elites within the Medieval period and that the fat body could probably be viewed as socially inferior from Roman Antiquity onwards. The prize, awarded yearly to …