Free guided tour on Saturday May 21, 2016 at the Museo Etnografico del Friuli During the course of this fascinating tour, visitors will be introduced to two important figures whose accounts bear witness to the customs and medical practices related to childbearing in the rural communities of Friuli.
Women, mothers, goddesses - Universal languages and metaphors in the prehistoric art
12th November 2017 – 22nd April 2018
The fascinating theme of the representation of the female figure and its meaning throughout the last 40,000 years is presented through rare and important finds coming from Central Europe and the Balkans, now for the first time in Italy.
Woman is the bearer of different metaphors throughout the human evolution. Video available in Italian, English and the Italian Sign Language.
The female representation in the Palaeolithic. The video focuses on the so-called Palaeolithic “Venuses” found in Central Europe and the conterminous areas.
The female representation during the Neolithic: an ideal of fertility and abundance common to the Neolithic cultures.
The great variability of the Neolithic female representations: physical traits, decorations and a vast iconographic repertoire create those extraordinary and mysterious products.
The conceptual analogies between Palaeolithic art and contemporary art: 40,000 years of signs and metaphors in the visual culture. pt. 1
The conceptual analogies between Palaeolithic art and contemporary art: 40,000 years of signs and metaphors in the visual culture. pt. 2