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A woman with her pants on

For her art she broke barriers, scandalized, triumphed and was condemned

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Learn how to please a man, get married, have children, dedicate your life to your family. That was what was expected of a woman at the end of the 19th century; that was the ideal life, the dream of every girl. Not from her. Working in trousers, climbing on scaffolding, carving marble: that was Lola Mora's dream. And he did it, too. Lola Mora confronted the stone literally and figuratively. For her art she broke barriers, scandalized, triumphed and was condemned. Woman and sculptor were terms that were not heard together at that time in Argentina. The perception of her and her work fluctuated steadily between recognition and disapproval. It was different because her talent as an artist was one of those you see very occasionally, but it was different - above all - because of her status as a woman. For all that he was denied and for all that he got. Because of the stigma he carried throughout his life and because he had to fight twice as hard: no one was forgiven for not following the rules of the time, especially a woman. She was different because she was strong, because she was tenacious, because she was a transgressor. For wearing her pants when the world wanted to see her in a skirt.

Publication Date: 23/08/2018

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By: CarlosAraujo 31 August, 2018

Que oportuno es considerar a esta artista única, por lo que tuvo que superar, por la calidad elevada de su producción, y por el muy tardío reconocimiento. Integra el selecto grupo de las destacadas luchadoras que en épocas muy adversas, supieron hacerse escuchar.

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