Sunday, May 29, 2016

Rome Knows How to Treat a Woman

I've posted a few times bemoaning the lovely but sexist WPA-era artwork in St. Paul's city hall (here and here), so I couldn't help noticing these bas relief sculptures, of a similar age, on a set of doors in Rome:

Like the St. Paul works, they are meant to represent the work of the people in the city, but unlike the ones in St. Paul, the artist realized that women do half the work.

They even put the men above the women on one door and women above the men on the other. Seeing these made my night.

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