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by Archaeology Newsroom

Woman. Symbol and symbolism, thoughts, questions and allusions

The world of art is where symbols are consciously and specifically generated. Since we are here investigating the symbolism and symbols which convey to us the concept of Woman, instead of an essay, it would be elucidating to look into certain important symbolic aspects of woman, as conceived and expressed by artists throughout the centuries. In this case, however, we should not simply consider the aesthetic or historical aspects of the works of art, but we should focus on their symbolic content and then wonder what influenced and inspired the artists of each period in their symbolic and notional representation of Woman? How and in which way do these works concern us today? Finally, what are the allusions, thoughts and notions that they bring to the modern spectator and what for?