My Body is My Own! The Female Form and Body Autonomy

An exhibition about the issues women face as represented in art from the online gallery in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, presented by students at the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies.

Throughout history women have been scrutinised over their bodies, from the way they present themselves to how they use them. Women are continuously fighting for body autonomy across the globe.

This exhibition will explore issues such as: the control over women’s clothing, the choice to be a mother and how pregnancy is seen, abortion rights, self-protection and the way women are seen from a man’s point of view.

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My Body is My Own! The Female Form and Body Autonomy is part of a wider series of exhibitions and projects undertaken by MA students from the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies as part of an Interpretations course module.

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La crinoline finissant par être soupçonnée, from Actualités, published in Le Charivari, July 4, 1857. Artist: Honoré Daumier (French, Marseilles 1808–1879 Valmondois). The Met collection.