What does art tell us about gender?


There is a huge range of ways that gender has been understood and represented in the history of art. We look at a few examples that show us gender is a concept that has never been fixed: Hermaphroditos by the ancient Greeks, Titian’s Venus of Urbino, Baule portrait masks, the photographs of Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, and Maya stone carvings.

Cite this page as: The Art Assignment, "What does art tell us about gender?," in Smarthistory, July 20, 2019, accessed December 5, 2019, https://smarthistory.org/art-gender/.