Heroines in a Misogynistic Society. Teresa of Jesus Barricaded in the Mansion. Mysticism in Contemporary Art

Natividad Navalón Blesa, Alejandro Mañas García, Teresa Cháfer Bixquert

Abstract


This article is the first in a series of reflections in which our main objective is the recovery of space that should never lose women. We review those heroines women in a misogynist society, who have been influential thinkers in the creative work of contemporary art. This text is dedicated to Saint Teresa of Jesus, a heroine, in whom many artists have set their sights as a benchmark for empowerment and they have directed their work toward mysticism, creating a connection between art and spirituality. We collect a selection of artists who have used the mystical, pain, purple, silence, visions, and finally, ecstasy, in their creative process, to give voice to a gender problem in this society and to work in the struggle for the recovery of a space that had always belonged to women. Artists who, through their work, claim a place in a society culturally articulated by man. They are a clear example of what we have called heroines women in a misogynist society.


Keywords


art, mysticism, spirituality, feminism

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17583/brac.2017.2365

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